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PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

GEORGE ERNEST BOWMAN, Editor 



Published by the 

Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants 
O 53 Mount Vernon Street, Boston 



\i VoL I MARCH, J913 No. J 

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THE SO-CALLED WILLIAM WHITE BIBLE 

By the Editor 

The frequent publication of the claim that certain manuscript 
entries in the "Breeches Bible" formerly owned by rhe late 
Mr. Samuel W. Cowles of Hartford, Conn., are authentic, and 
that they prove that John Howland married a granddaughter 
of Governor John Carver, and the recent publication of the state- 
ment that this bible, on account of these entries, is worth .$io,ooo, 
make it important to print a few facts in regard to this book, 
which will completely expose its. untrustworthiness as historical or 
genealogical evidence. 

I have examined this book twice, and made copies of all the 
manuscript entries about fourteen years ago. Photographic repro- 
ductions of these entries, printed in the "Connecticut Magazine" for 
March, 1899, also my own manuscript copies from the original, 
are before me as I write. 

As a result of my two examinations of the original entries, and 
much careful study of the photographic reproductions, I have no 
hesitation in repeating the opinion, expressed by myself fourteen 
years ago and strengthened and confirmed by greater familiarity 
with the history and genealogy of the Pilgrims, that such entries 
in this bible as pretend to give heretofore unknown information 
about the Pilgrims are deliberate fakes, or were written, many years 






2 The So- Called William White Bible 

subsequent to the events they pretend to record, by some one ig- 
norant of Pilgrim history and genealogy. 

The words "some one" are used intentionally, because a crit- 
ical comparison of these entries will convince any one, who is 
accustomed to studying ancient and modern handwriting, that the 
entries which pretend to record information about the Pilgrims 
were made many years later than 1620, and that all of these entries 
were probably written by one person only, although they should 
have been in several different hands, if they were genuine original 
entries of the events they pretend to record. 

The Mayflower Pilgrims used "old style" dating, and their 
year 1620 did not end until the 24th day of the March following 
their Landing at Plymouth. The dates in this bible which are 
known to be correct are all in "old style"; we must, therefore, 
assume that all the dates are "old style." 

An entry in the .bible says that William White married "Susan- 
nah Tilley" the "3 d day of March 1620"; but the records at 
Leyden, Holland, show that in 1612 William White married 
Susanna Fuller, sister of Dr. Samuel Fuller and that they had 
two children who died in Leyden. Another child, Resolved, was 
born in Leyden, came with his parents in the Mayflower, married 
and has numerous descendants now living, who will resent the 
statement that William White did not marry until 1620, and that 
they are not descended from the mother of the first white child 
born in New England, from the first bride and from the mother 
of the first native-born governor. 

If this date, 3 March, 1620, is "old style," the marriage, accord- 
ing to the bible, took place ten days after William White died, 
and the descendants of Peregrine White will not be likely to accept 
with equanimity the statement that the child born on the Mayflower 
was bom four months before this bible says his parents were mar- 
ried. The descendants of Gov. Edward Winslow also, who married 
William White's widow, will deeply resent this uncalled-for reflec- 
tion on the character of their honored ancestress, even if it was 
unintentional and due to the ignorance of the person who made the 
entries. 

Another entry states that John Carver was elected governor on 
10 December, 1620, for one year. The proved facts are that he 
was first elected on 11 November, old style (or 21 November, new 
style), 1620, and in the following spring was elected again, this 
time for a year. 10 December, 1620. old style, was Sunday, and Gov. 
Carver with nine other Mayflower Passengers, and five of the 
ship's crew, were resting on Clark's Island in Plymouth harbor, 
after their stormy trip in the shallop. 

An entry in the bible reads: "John Howland married Katharain 
Tilley, granddarter of John Carver Governor", and another states 
that a son was "Born too John and Katherine Howland" on 



Some March Anniversaries 3 

23 November, 1629, but Bradford's History and the Plymouth Col- 
ony Records furnish abundant and incontestable evidence that 
John Howland married Elizabeth Tilley, daughter of John. The 
given name of John Howland's wife is Elizabeth on the official 
records as early as 1627, and always so appears down to the set- 
tlement of her estate in 1687. 

Another entry in the bible reads: "Ye Ship Mayflower departed 
from us in y e month of March 12 th 1621" This date is incorrect, 
whether we consider it as in " old style " or in " new style." If we 
assume it to be in "old style," then its equivalent in "new style" 
was 22 March, 1622, and the vessel, according to this entry, re- 
mained at Plymouth fifteen months before her departure, a state- 
ment which hardly needs denial. 

On the other hand, if it is claimed that the entry was made in 
" new style," we have absolute proof that the Mayflower was still 
at Plymouth on 2 April, old style, or 12 April, new style, of the 
year 1621, a whole month after the bible entry says she departed. 

There are other errors as serious as those already noted. In 
fact, nearly every entry which, if accurate, would give us hitherto 
unknown data about the Pilgrims, contains some statement which 
can be proved to be incorrect. There can be no doubt, therefore, 
that the entries relating to the Pilgrims are absolutely untrust- 
worthy. 



SOME MARCH ANNIVERSARIES 

1 March, 1682/3, Hope (Chipman 8 ) Huckens (Hope 7 Howland, 

John 1 ) married Jonathan Cobb, at Barnstable. 

2 March, 1683, Elkanah Cushman 8 (Mary 7 Allerton, Isaac 1 ) mar- 

ried, second, Martha 8 Cooke (Jacob 7 , Francis 1 ), at Plymouth. 

2 March, 1703/4, Priscilla 4 Alden (John*, Joseph 7 , John 1 ) born. 

She married Abraham Borden. 

3 March, 1621 (new style), William 1 Mullins and William 1 White 

died at Plymouth. 

5 March, 1673 (new style), John 1 Howland died at Plymouth. 

6 March, 1651 (new style), Martha Pabodie 8 (Elizabeth 7 Alden, 

John 1 ) born at Duxbury. 

7 March, 1621 (new style), Mary (Norris) Allerton, wife of 

Isaac 1 , died at Plymouth. 
7 March, 1687, Mehitable 4 Alden (Isaac 5 , Joseph 7 , John 1 ) born at 
Bridgewater. She married Benjamin Richards. 

10 March, 1689, Fear Cushman 4 (Isaac 3 , Mary 7 Allerton, Isaac 1 ) 

born at Plymouth. She married William Sturtevant. 

11 March, 1654, William 3 Bradford (William 7 , William 1 ) born at 

Plymouth. 



a Register of Minor Children 

14 March, 1701/2, Capt. John 2 Alden (John 1 ) of Boston died.- 
16 March, 1659, Martha 8 Cooke (Jacob 2 , Stephen 1 ) born at Plym- 
outh. She married Elkanah Cushman* (Mary 2 Allerton, Isaac 1 ). 
16 March, 1729/30, David 3 Bradford (William 2 , William 1 ) died at 
Kingston. 

19 March, 1589/90, William 1 Bradford baptized at Austerfield, Eng. 

20 March, 1651 (new style), Mercy Bartlett 8 (Mary 2 Warren, Rich- 

ard?) born at Plymouth. 
24 March, 1708/9, Hannah 4 Alden (John 6 , Joseph 2 , John 1 ) born. 
She married Thomas Wood. 

26 March, 1670, Alice (Carpenter) (Southworth) Bradford, widow 

of Gov. William 1 , died at Plymouth. 

27 March, 1724, John 4 Bradford (John z , William', William 1 ) died. 

28 March, 1621 (new style), Samoset came a second time to Plym- 

outh, with five other Indians. 

28 March, 1676 (new style), Christian (Hunt) More, wife of 
Richard 1 , died at Salem. 

28 March, 1896, the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descend- 
ants was organized at Boston. 



REGISTER OF MINOR CHILDREN OF MEMBERS OF 
THE SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

[Membership in the Society of Mayflower Descendants is lim- 
ited to persons over eighteen years of age, and we have frequently 
been urged to devise some plan for registering younger children, 
both for permanent record as a part of the "Mayflower Genealogies" 
which we have been compiling for many years, and for the purpose 
of making it easier for such children to become members of the 
Society, when they reach the required age. j 

We have, therefore, established a registry of the children, under 
eighteen years of age, of members of the Society of Mayflower De- 
scendants. Members of all State Societies may register their chil- 
dren on payment, strictly in advance, of a fee of one dollar for 
each child, to cover the expense of recording and card indexing, 
and of printing in this department. The names of children regis- 
tered will be printed, unless we are requested not to print them. 

The full name, place of birth and date of birth must be given 
for each child to be registered, also State Society and membership 
number of parent.] 

[Register of Minor Children] 

G. Andrews Moriarty, Jr., Mass. 675: a daughter, Lilias Sanford 
Sheffield Moriarty, born 6 July, 1909, at Budapest, Hungary. 



Register of Minor Children 5 

Mrs. Ethel Ripley (McKenney) Leas, deceased, Mass. 343: a son, 
Norman Leas, born 28 March, 1902, at Brookline, Mass.; a 
son, David Porter Leas, born 12 February, 1907, at Brookline, 
Mass. [Registered by their grandmother, Mrs. Charles H. 
McKenney, Mass. 302.] 

Herbert B. Turner, Mass. 169: a daughter, Inez Josephine Turner, 
born 25 January, 1904, at Cambridge, Mass. ; twin daughters, 
Julia Lucinda Turner and Vesta Adelaide Turner, born 11 De- 
cember, 1906, at Cambridge, Mass. 

William H. H. Prior, Mass. 1207 : a daughter, Virginia Alden Prior, 
born 9 February, 1907, at Boston. 

Mrs. Laura Louise (Soule) Apsey, Mass. 486: a son, Lawrence 
Soule Apsey, born 14 November, 1902, at Cambridge, Mass.; a 
daughter, Suzanne Apsey, born 8 January, 1908, at Cambridge, 
Mass. 

Henry H. Freeman, deceased, Mass. 377, and Caroline Stevens 
(Wesson) Freeman, Mass. 378: a daughter, Lucy Freeman, 
born 25 February, 1899, at Brookline, Mass.; a son, James 
Wesson Freeman, born 25 February, 1900, at Brookline, Mass. 
[Registered by their grandfather, James L. Wesson, Mass. 375.] 

Henry H. Hill, Mass. 1161: a daughter, Harriet Hill, born 
25 January, 1900, at Boston; a daughter, Mildred Whiting 
Hill, born 15 July, 1904, at Brookline, Mass. 

Rev. Ernest M. Paddock, Mass. 1195: a son, Alexander MacKay- 
Smith Paddock, born 3 July, 1901, at Pittsburgh, Pa.: a daugh- 
ter, Dorothea Paddock, born 8 February, 1907, at Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Rodney Macdonough, Mass. 100: a son, Charles Vance Macdonough, 
born 20 November, 1907, at St. John, N. B. 

William H. Kenney, Mass. 1201 : a son, William Howland Kenney, 
born 29 October, 1907, at Leominster, Mass. 

Mrs. Annie (Emison) King, Mass. 1215: a daughter, Grace Janet 
King, born 3 December, 1895, at Boston; a son, Philip Fulton 
King, born 22 January, 1899, at Boston; a son, Allan Brewster 
King, born 8 December, 1901, at Medford, Mass. 



Official Notices 



OFFICIAL NOTICES OF THE MASSACHUSETTS 
SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Seventeenth Annual Meeting 

The Seventeenth Annual Business Meeting of the Society, for 
the election of officers and the transaction of such other business 
as may properly come before the meeting, will be held at the So- 
ciety's Rooms, No. 53 Mt. Vernon St., Boston, on Friday after- 
noon, 28 March, 1913, at three o'clock. 

The Committee on At Home Days, Mrs. Walter F. Ayers, 
Mrs. Lorenzo D. Baker, Mrs. Henry L. Hiscock, Mrs. Charles H. 
Mclntyre and Mrs. George A. Burdett, will serve light refreshments 
at the close of the business meeting. 



Report of the Nominating Committee 

The Nominating Committee appointed by the Board of Assist- 
ants, in accordance with Article X, Section 4, of the By-Laws, begs 
leave to report the following nominations for the offices to be filled 
at the Annual Meeting, on 28 March, 1913: 



For Governor, 

For Deputy Governor, 

For Secretary, 

For Treasurer, 

For Historian, 

For Captain, 

For Elder, 

For Surgeon, 

For Assistants, 



1 March, 1913 



Lew C. Hill 

Rev. Frederick B. Allen 

George Ernest Bowman 

Alvin P. Johnson 

Miss Mary F. Edson 

Frederick Foster 

Rev. Ernest M. Paddock 

Edwin A. Daniels, M.D. 

Mrs. Albert S. Apsey 

Mrs. Walter F. Ayers 

Mrs. Anna F. Dakin 

G. Andrews Moriarty, Jr. 

C. Perry Rockwell 

George B. Stevens, M.D. 

Herbert B. Turner 

Respectfully submitted : 

Francis R. Allen 
Miss Alice M. Hammond 
George A. Macomber 
Mrs. William Boyd Holmes 
Everett P. Turner 

Nominating Committee 



Official Notices 7 

Meetings Held 

A special business meeting was held at the Society's Rooms on 
Wednesday afternoon, 30 October, 1912, to hear the first reading 
of proposed amendments to the By-Laws. Refreshments were 
served, at the close of the business meeting, by the Committee on 
At Home Days. 

The Seventeenth Annual Reception and Dinner of the Society 
were held at the Hotel Vendome, Boston, on Thursday evening, 
21 November, 1912, the two hundred and ninety-second anniversary 
of the Signing of the Compact. Mr. Lew C. Hill, the Treasurer of 
the Society, presided at the dinner, and the other speakers were 
Rev. William Harman van Allen, S.T.D., Prof. Barrett Wendell and 
Rev. Albert E. Dunning, D.D. The Committee on Annual Dinner 
consisted of George B. Stevens, M.D., Miss Mary F. Edson, 
Frederick Foster, Mrs. Thomas B. Griggs and James L. Wesson. 

On Forefathers' Day, Saturday afternoon, 21 December, 1912, 
a special business meeting of the Society was held at the Society's 
Rooms, and the amendments to the By-Laws, proposed at the October 
meeting, were adopted. At the close of the business meeting, the 
annual Forefathers' Day Reception was held, in charge of the 
Committee on At Home Days. 

On Friday afternoon, 31 January, 1913, the Committee on At 
Home Days received at the Society's Rooms, in commemoration of 
the two hundred and ninety-second anniversary of the first meeting 
held by the Pilgrims on land at Plymouth. 

On Thursday afternoon, 2j February, 1913, the two hundred and 
ninety-second anniversary of the election of Myles Standish as Cap- 
tain, and the establishment of military orders at Plymouth, was 
recognized by an informal reception at the Society's Rooms, in 
charge of the Committee on At Home Days. 

Library and Cabinet 

The Society's Library contains over eleven hundred volumes of 
genealogical and historical works, which the members may consult 
at the Society's Rooms. 

The Cabinet contains interesting relics, including a book printed 
by Elder William Brewster at Leyden in 1619. 

Gifts of relics connected with the Mayflower Passengers or their 
descendants, or of books or pamphlets on genealogy or town history, 
will be gratefully received and will be acknowledged both in "Pil- 
grim Notes and Queries" and by personal letter. 

Donations to the Library 

From Mr. Charles E. Lord, the compiler: "Ancestors and De- 
scendants of Lieutenant Tobias Lord." 



8 Official Notices 

From Mr. Hiram E. Deats, the publisher: "Thomas Stevenson 
of London, England, and His Descendants" also "A Genealogical 
Sketch of the Family of Arthur Stevenson." 

From Miss Esther Stetson Barry, the compiler: "William and 
Esther Barry and their Descendants." 

From the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Vital Records of 
the Towns of Carver, Duxbury, Framingham, Hopkinton, Hull, New- 
buryport (Vol. II), Sherborn, Stow, Washington. 

From Mrs. Abner H. Davis: "A History of the Towns of Had- 
dam and East-Haddam. By David D. Field, A.M., Pastor of the 
Church in Haddam." printed at Middletown, Conn., in 1814; also 
"A Statistical Account of the County of Middlesex, in Connecticut. 
By David D. Field." printed at Middletown in 1819; also "Smith's 
& Deane's Journals with Historical Notes of Portland from 1632 to 
1849" printed at Portland, Me., in 1849. 

Members Elected 
October 9, 1912. 

1 197. Royal Parkinson, Waltham, eleventh from William Brewster. 

1 1 98. Roy El wood Crane, Medford, tenth from James 1 Chilton, 

ninth from Mary 2 Chilton. 

1 199. Le Baron Hathaway, Plymouth, eighth from William Brad- 

ford. 
November 13, 1912. 

1200. Mrs. Edward N. McGregor, Wichita, Kansas, tenth from 

Edward 1 Fuller, ninth from Samuel 2 Fuller. 

1201. William Howland Kenney, Leominster, seventh from John 

Howland. 

1202. Mrs. James J. Tracy, Cleveland, Ohio, eighth from William 

Bradford. 
January 8, 1913. 

1203. Mrs. Harold Marshall, Melrose, tenth from William Brewster. 

1204. Mrs. Dwight Marshall Collins, Pittsfield, eighth from John 

Howland. 

1205. Mrs. William Franklin Baldwin, Boston, ninth from John 

Howland. 

1206. Mrs. William Eli Sherwood, St. Joseph, Mo., ninth from 

Stephen 1 Hopkins, eighth from Constance 2 Hopkins. 

1207. William Henry Harrison Prior, Boston, eighth from Myles 

Standish. 

1208. Mrs. George Austin MacLean, Melrose, ninth from William 1 

Brewster, eighth from Love 2 Brewster. 

1209. Miss Dorothy Little Stevens, Boston, eighth from Richard 

W T arren. 

1210. Mrs. John Pickering Putnam, Boston, eighth from Richard 

Warren. 



Official Notices 9 

1211. Miss Gertrude Imogene Lake, Holliston, ninth from Thomas 

Rogers. 
January 30, 1913. 

1212. Mrs. George Henry Woodman, Boston, eighth from John 

Alden. 

1213. Luther Crehore Newcomb, Wichita, Kansas, eighth from 
I William Bradford. 

1214. Charles Church Drew, Duxbury, eighth from John Alden. 

1215. Mrs. Stanton Henry King, Boston, tenth from William 

Brewster. 

1216. Mrs. Charles Gilbert Perry, Boston, seventh from John 

Howland. 

1217. Mrs. George Anson Walker, Boston, ninth from John How- 

land. 

1218. Mrs. Frank Cushman, Boston, ninth from William Brewster. 

1219. Leonard Cushman, Boston, tenth from Isaac 1 Allerton, ninth 

from Mary 2 Allerton. 

1220. Mrs. Arthur Warren Mudge, Boston, ninth from Richard 

Warren. 

1221. Mrs. Frank Edmands, Newton Centre, seventh from William 

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Bradford. 

1222. Mrs. George Washington Bailey, Lee, seventh from John 
Howland. 

1223. Miss Marian Curtis Jordan, Portland, Me., eighth from 

William Bradford. 
February 27, 19 13. 

1224. Mrs. Samuel Dwight Drury, Northampton, ninth from Tohn 

Alden. 

1225. Vernon Ashley Field, Chelsea, eighth from John Alden. 

Supplemental Lines Accepted 
January, 1913. 
1068. Frank W. Hall, ninth from John Alden; tenth from William 1 

Brewster, ninth from Love 2 Brewster; tenth from James 1 

Chilton, ninth from Mary 2 Chilton; eighth from George 

Soule; tenth from Richard Warren. 
1 138. Mrs. Abner H. Davis, tenth from Richard Warren. 
1207. William H. H. Prior, eighth from John Alden: eighth from 

Edward Doty. 

February, 1913. 

1210. Mrs. J. Pickering Putnam, eighth from William Bradford. 
1212. Mrs. George H. Woodman, ninth from William Brewster; 
ninth from Richard Warren. 

Attest: George Ernest Bowman, 
21 March, 1913 Secretary 



Robert Latham married, about 1649, Susanna Winslow 8 {Mary 2 
Chilton, J antes 1 ), who was living when her mother's will was made, 
31 July, 1676. Susanna died before 3 October, 1683, when her 
brother, John Winslow 3 of Boston, made his will, giving land in 
Plymouth Colony to " the two Sons of my Sister Susanna Latham 
Dece d " [For these wills see Mayflower Descendant, I : 65 and 
X : 54-] 



I0 Some Pilgrim Problems 

SOME PILGRIM PROBLEMS 

By the Editor 

Some of the children, many of the grandchildren and still more 
of the great-grandchildren of the Mayflower Passengers are as yet 
unidentified, and it is probable that a complete list of the descendants 
of the Passengers never can be compiled; but the many long-stand- 
ing problems already solved by the Editor, and the number now 
under investigation which show promise of early solution, warrant 
the statement that if the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower De- 
scendants can secure sufficient funds to enable it to carry on the 
work in the future in the same systematic way as in the past, a very 
large proportion of the hitherto unknown descendants can be 
identified. 

In order to show the possibilities of the future, and to emphasize 
the need of largely increasing the Society's income for research 
work, it seems advisable to state some of the problems, in as concise 
form as possible, and to ask for contributions towards the expense 
of their solution. 

Gifts of money which may be used in the general research work 
of the Society are especially needed, but gifts to be applied towards 
the solution of any specified problem will be welcomed. 

Remittances must be made payable to " Society of Mayflower 
Descendants", and should be mailed to the Editor of this magazine. 

Did Gov. Bradford Have Two Daughters? 

Gov. William Bradford's daughter Mercy married Benjamin 
Vermayes in 1648, but no mention of children has been found. 

No other daughter of the Governor has been mentioned hereto- 
fore, as far as I can learn, but my investigations have led me to sus- 
pect that he had another daughter, who was living and unmarried, 
in 1651, but who was married or dead before May, 1657. 

It is at least possible that the number of Bradford descendants 
may be largely increased by further investigation of these two 
problems. 

Did Robert Latham Marry Twice? 



Queries and Answers 1 1 

Since the will of John Winslow* was probated 12 October, 1683, 
the year 1683 must be correct for the date of making the will, and 
we must accept John's statement that his sister Susanna was dead 

In the Plymouth County records of deeds [5 : 28] is a deed from 
Robert and Susanna Latham, dated 6 March, 1685, and acknowledged 
by both on 14 November, 1685. Tn e deed was recorded 17 May, 
I703- 

Susanna (Winslow 8 ) Latham, the sister of John Winslow*, died 
before 3 October, 1683; but Robert Latham and wife Susanna 
sign a deed on 6 March, 1685, an( 3 both acknowledge it on 14 No- 
vember, 1685. Unless we can prove one of these records to 
be an error, we must conclude that Robert Latham had two 
wives named Susanna. Fortunately, all the known children of 
Robert Latham were born before Susanna (Winslow 8 ) Latham died, 
therefore no claim of Mayflower descent is affected by this possi- 
bility of two wives named Susanna. 

{To be continued) 



QUERIES AND ANSWERS 

Queries 

[Special Notice. Queries will be printed for regular subscribers to 
this magazine and for members of the Massachusetts Society of May- 
flower Descendants. 

All communications must be addressed to the Editor.] 

1. White. Was Benjamin White who joined the church at Mid- 
dleborough, Mass., in 1728, the son of Daniel 8 White {Peregrine 2 , 
William 1 -) of Marshfield, Mass.? A. W. 

[Benjamin, son of Daniel 8 White of Marshfield, died at Marsh- 
field 12 May, 1724, aged 39 years, and his widow Faith married, 
second, Thomas Foster. Benjamin of Middleborough, in 1728.. 
belonged to the Weymouth, not to the Mayflower, White family. — 
Editor.'] 

2. The Mayflower. Did the Pilgrims' ship " Mayflower " make 
a second voyage to America? J. B. S. 

[The sole foundation for the claim that the "Mayflower" of 1620 
came over a second time rests on the similarity of names. This 
misled early writers, who were not aware that the name was quite 
common for English vessels. — Editor.~\ 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

CONTENTS — MARCH, J9J3 

I. The So-Called William White Bible Page I 

II. Some March Anniversaries 3 

III. Register of Minor Children of Members of the Society of 

Mayflower Descendants 4 

IV. Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower 

Descendants 6 

V. Some Pilgrim Problems 10 

VI. Queries and Answers II 



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August) by the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. [Vol- 
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PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

GEORGE ERNEST BOWMAN, Editor 

Published by the 
Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants 

53 Mount Vernon Street, Boston 
VoL I APRIL, J9J3 No. 2 



A BOOK PRINTED BY ELDER WILLIAM BREWSTER 

AT LEYDEN, HOLLAND, IN \6\l 

PRESENTED TO THE MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY 

During the years 1617, 1618 and 1619 Elder William Brewster 
printed at Leyden, Holland, a number of books, in English, Dutch 
and Latin. Three of these, two in Latin and one in Dutch, bear on 
the title-page the statement that they were printed by William Brewster 
at Leyden, and the date 161 7. 

One of the books printed in the year 161 8, but without name of 
printer, or place, on the title-page, was entitled: "A Confutation of 
the Rhemists Translation, Glosses and Annotations on the New Testa- 
ment," etc. etc., "By that Reverend, Learned, and Judicious Divine, 
Thomas Cartwright, sometime Divinitie Reader of Cambridge." 
As the English government tried to secure the arrest and imprison- 
ment of Brewster for printing this work, his connection with it is 
conclusively established. 

Nearly two years ago the Editor of this magazine purchased a 
copy of this rare work, in excellent condition, and in the fall of 1912 
offered to turn it over to the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower 
Descendants on the following terms: If descendants of Elder 
Brewster would contribute, before 28 February, 1913, at least two 
hundred dollars for the purpose, the entire amount received would 
be added to the Society's Colonial Research Account, and the book 



1 



14 A Book Printed by Elder William Brewster 

would be presented to the Massachusetts Society in the names of the 
contributors, their names being inscribed in the book, in the order in 
which their gifts were received. Contributions were received from 
eighty Brewster descendants, and about three hundred dollars (after 
deducting the cost of clerk hire, circulars, etc.) was added to the 
amount available for the Society's Research Work. 

At the Seventeenth Annual Meeting, held 28 March, 1913, the book \ 

was formally presented to the Society in behalf of the donors. 

A reproduction of the title-page of "A Confutation of the Rhem- 
ists" will be found in the October, 1912, issue of "The Mayflower 
Descendant." j 

For about ten years the Massachusetts Society has owned a copy 
of David Calderwood's "Perth Assembly," printed by Elder Brewster 
at Leyden, in 1619. This book, also, was purchased and presented 
by descendants of Elder Brewster. 

The names of the eighty donors of Thomas Cartwright's "Con- 
futation of the Rhemists," arranged in the order in which their gifts i 
were received, will be fourid in the following list: 

George Ernest Bowman, Mrs. George A. Bowman, Austin Lord 
Bowman, Mrs. Loraine A. Smith, Alvin P. Johnson, Mrs. Laura Soule 
Apsey, Francis R. Allen, Edward L. Parker, Mrs. George H. Walker, 
Mrs. George H. Quincy, Boylston A. Beal, Mrs. Robert A. Peter,. 
Mrs. Frank M. Hawes, Samuel J. Mixter, M.D., Augustus Nickerson, 
William Y. Allen, D.D.S., Virgil C. Pond, D.M.D., Clarence W. Stet- 
son, Mrs. Earl A. Mower, Rev. Thomas W. Nickerson, Miss Laura H. 
Bailey, Miss Frances A. Plimpton, John G. Foster, Herbert B. Turner, 
Miss Mary A. Sharpe, Mrs. Edward Y. Hincks, Mrs. James H. Hill, 
George G. Lennig, Henry C. Brewster, Mrs. Henry W. Cushing, J. D. 
Cox, Miss Elizabeth M. Sharpe, Mrs. F. A. R. Baldwin, Mrs. Samuel 
Lapham, Arthur P. Dana, Miss Cornelia B. Williams, Mrs. S. Reed 
Anthony, Miss Sallie Sharpe, Henry H. Truman, Mrs. John J. Wood, 
Francis O. Nash, Charles W. Newton, Mrs. William S. Jenks, Edwin 
F. Gillette, Mrs. C. Sears Ramsay, Mrs. Fannie H. Eckstorm, Charles 
H. Warren, G. Hunter Bartlett, Douglas H. Thomas, W. J. Brewster, 
Miss Florence E. Blake, Mrs. J. Nelson Parker, Samuel Lapham, Miss 
Mary Park, Mrs. Theodore A. Wood, Mrs. George H. Woodman, 
Mrs. Walter F. Ayers, Mrs. Frederick W. H. Whitaker, Mrs. Elisha 
P. Whitehead, Mrs. Harriet E. Ingalls, Mrs. R. J. Johnston, Richard 
Sharpe, Frederick A. Williams, Daniel W. Lord, Miss Louise H. 
Coburn, Frederick H. Clark, Edgar A. Barrell, J. C. B. Woods, Mrs. 
Adolphe Chandon, Miss Frances L. H. Jones, W. Scott Smith, Miss 
Emma B. Smith, Miss Delia A. Cobb, Mrs. Charles T. Grilley, Miss 
Carolyn C. Potter, Mrs. Palmer G. Wood, Mrs. C. A. Hamilton, 
Sidney B. Gifford, Miss Kate G. Field, William B. Snow. 



Register of Minor Children 15 



REGISTER OF MINOR CHILDREN OF MEMBERS OF 
THE SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

( Continued from page j) 

[Membership in the Society of Mayflower Descendants is lim- 
ited to persons over eighteen years of age, and we have frequently 
been urged to devise some plan for registering younger children, 
both for permanent record as a part of the "Mayflower Genealogies" 
which we have been compiling for many years, and for the purpose 
of making it easier for such children to become members of the 
Society, when they reach the required age. 

We have, therefore, established a registry of the children, under 
eighteen years of age, of members of the Society of Mayflower De- 
scendants. Members of all State Societies may register their chil- 
dren on payment, strictly in advance, of a fee of one dollar for 
each child, to cover the expense of recording and card indexing, 
and of printing in this department. The names of children regis- 
tered will be printed, unless we are requested not to print them. 

The full name, place of birth and date of birth must be given 
for each child to be registered, also the name of the State Society 
of which the parent is a member. If both parents are members, 
the fact should be stated.] 

[Register of Minor Children] 

Ashbel R. Welch, Pa. 94, and Hedelind (Beck) Welch, N. Y. 910: 
a daughter, Hedelind Elizabeth Welch, born 21 December, 1909, 
at Haworth, N. J. [Registered by her grandfather, Ashbel 
Welch, Pa. 76.] 

Nathaniel R. Hopkins, Mass. 11 13: a son, Harold Richmond Hop- 
kins, born 17 October, 1899, at Brooklyn, N. Y. ; a daughter, 
Marion DeLespine Hopkins, born 29 March, 1901, at East 
Orange, N. J.; a son, Donald Benner Hopkins, born 17 May, 
1903, at Summit, N. J. ; a son, Alden Easton Hopkins, Dorn 
3 November, 1904, at Summit, N. J. * 

William B. Snow, Mass. 1027: a daughter, Hildegarde Mary Snow, 
born 4 July, 1904, at Maiden, Mass. "N. 

* Horace S. Bacon, Mass. 43 : a son, Horace Sargent Bacon, born 
25 March, 1912, at Lowell. Mass. 

Mrs. Martha Eloise (Alden) Mclntyre, Mass. 1151: a son, .Alden 
Haddon Mclntyre, born 6 June, 1899. at Boston; a son, Malcolm 
Ames Mclntyre, born 28 January, 1908, at Boston. 

( To be continued) 



Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society 



OFFICIAL NOTICES OF THE MASSACHUSETTS 
SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

The Seventeenth Annual Meeting of the Society was held at 
the Society's Rooms, 53 Mt. Vernon St., Boston, on Friday after- 
noon, 28 March, 191 3. 

In behalf of the donors, the Secretary presented to the Society 
a copy of Thomas Cartwright's "Confutation of the Rhemists" 
printed by Elder William Brewster at Leyden in 1618. A brief 
account of this book, with a list of the donors, will be found in 
another part of this issue. 

The Society now owns two books printed by Elder Brewster at 
Leyden. 

Mr. Jerome C. Hosmer, through Mr. James L. Wesson, presented 
to the Society a gavel made, by himself, more than forty years ago, 
of wood from the church at Leyden where the Pilgrims worshiped. 

Officers for the ensuing year were elected as follows : 

Governor, Lew C. Hill 

Deputy Governor, Rev. Frederick B. Allen 

Secretary, George Ernest Bowman 

Treasurer, Alvin P. Johnson 

Historian, Miss Mary F. Edson 

Captain, Frederick Foster 

Elder, Rev. Ernest M. Paddock 

Surgeon, Edwin A. Daniels, M.D. 

Assistants, Mrs. Albert S. Apsey 

Mrs. Walter F. Ayers 

Mrs. Anna F. Dakin 

G. Andrews Moriarty, Jr. 

C. Perry Rockwell 

George B. Stevens, M.D. 

Herbert B. Turner 

Refreshments were served by the Committee on At Home Days 
at the close of the business meeting. 

Library and Cabinet 

The Society's Library contains over eleven hundred volumes of # 
genealogical and historical works, which the members may consult 
at the Society's Rooms. 

The Cabinet contains interesting relics, including two books 
printed by Elder William Brewster at Leyden, in 1618 and 1619. 

Gifts of relics connected with the Mayflower Passengers or their 
descendants, or of books or pamphlets on genealogy or town history, 



Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society 1 7 

will be gratefully received and will be acknowledged both in "Pilgrim 
Notes and Queries" and by personal letter. 

Donations to the Library and Cabinet 

From Eighty Descendants of Elder William Brewster: Thomas 
Cartwright's "Confutation of the Rhemists" printed by Elder 
Brewster at Leyden in 1618. For an account of this book, and a 
list of the donors, see the special article in this issue. 

From Mr. Charles T. Gallagher: Seven photographs of title 
pages and Family Record pages of the family bible of William and 
Mary Hudson (Wood) Sears, both of whom died in 1851. The bible 
is now owned by Mr. Sears Gallagher, the donor's brother. [See 
department of "Family Records" in this issue.] 

From Mr. Sears Gallagher: Two reproductions of Crayon 
Sketches, made by himself, of Town Square and Burial Hill, and 
of Leyden Street, Plymouth. 

This Society is indebted to Mr. Edwin B. Gallagher for securing 
the gifts made by his two brothers. 

Members Elected 
March 26, 1913. 

1226. Mrs. John Paton, Fullerton, Neb., ninth from Stephen 1 

Hopkins, eighth from Constance 2 Hopkins. 

1227. Dexter Thurber, Boston, Mass., eighth from John Howland. 

1228. Miss Nellie Howland Gould, Somerville, Mass., seventh from 

John Howland. 

1229. Mrs. Edward Preston Hamblet, Salem, Mass., seventh from 

John Howland. 

1230. George Handy Shelton, Topeka, Kansas, tenth from Thomas 

Rogers. 

1231. Miss Mary Huckins Davis, Galveston, Texas, ninth from 

John Alden. 

1232. Inez Louise Clarke, M.D., Cambridge, Mass., eighth from 

George Soule. 
April 2, 1913. 

1233. Mrs. Marcus Hall Howes, Barnstable, Mass., seventh from 

Stephen 1 Hopkins, sixth from Gyles 2 Hopkins. 

Supplemental Lines Accepted 
March, 1913. 
486. Mrs. Albert S. Apsey, eighth from John Alden (in two lines) : 
ninth from John Alden; eighth from William Bradford; 
ninth from William 1 Brewster (in two lines), eighth 
from Love 2 Brewster (in two lines) ; ninth from Thomas 
Rogers; seventh from Henry Samson; ninth from Rich- 
ard W T arren (in two lines). 

Attest: George Ernest Bowman. Secretary 



Why Did Only Forty- One Sign the Compact? 



WHY DID ONLY FORTY-ONE PASSENGERS SIGN 
THE COMPACT? 

By the Editor 

I 

Some years ago a speaker at one of the meetings of the Massa- j 
chusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants said that it was very 
singular that only forty-one of the Mayflower Passengers signed "The | 
Compact," and stated that no explanation had been found for this j 
apparent discrimination. As others have labored under the same im- 
pression, it has seemed advisable to state the facts very concisely. 

The voyage of the Mayflower ended at Plymouth, New England, 
and her passenger list contained one hundred and four (104) names 
in all; but William Butten died before Provincetown was reached, 
and Peregrine 2 White (William 1 ) was not born until about the second 
week in December. On 21 November, 1620, therefore, the number of 
passengers on board the Mayflower, at what is now Provincetown, was 
one hundred and two (102). Of this number, twenty-nine (29) were 
females, as follows: eighteen married women accompanying their 
husbands ; seven unmarried daughters with their parents ; three young 
unmarried women; one little girl with Edward Winslow's family. 

Of the seventy-three (73) males on the Mayflower 21 November, 
1620, but forty-one (41) signed "The Compact." Why do we not find 
the signatures of some of the other male passengers ? The question is 
easily answered. 

More than two-thirds of the thirty-two (32) who did not sign 
were under age, and their signatures would have had no value. There 
were seventeen (17) minor sons of passengers, one (1) minor 
nephew of a passenger, and five (5) boys who were not with their 
own parents. Therefore, twenty-three (23) of the males who did 
not sign were minors in the care of their parents or of other persons. 

Nine (9) males are still to be accounted for. In his list of the 
Mayflower Passengers, Gov. Bradford says: "Ther were allso other . 
2 . seamen hired to stay a year here in the country, William Trevore ; 
and one Ely. But when their time was out they both returned." As 
Trevore and Ely were bound by a seaman's contract, which in those 
days was exceedingly strict, it is evident that neither of these two 
men was free to sign "The Compact." And it was not necessary 
that they should sign, as they could be controlled by their contracts, 
without reference to the later "Compact." 

All of the other males, seven only, are distinctly called servants by 
Gov. Bradford, and there can be no question that the terms of their 
contracts with their respective masters were such that they were not 
free agents, even if they were twenty-one years old. Their ages 



Some April Anniversaries 19 

• 
have not been discovered, and possibly some of these seven were too 
young to sign, even if they had not been servants. 

In brief, every male passenger, without a single exception, who 
is known to have been of legal age and also a free agent, signed "The 
Compact"; and every male passenger who did not sign it was either 
a minor or a servant under some form of contract which undoubtedly 
did not leave him free to sign, or which made his signature 
unnecessary. 



SOME APRIL ANNIVERSARIES 

By the Editor 

1 April, 1691, Robert Bartett 4 {Joseph*, Mary 2 Warren, Richard") 

married Sarah 8 Cooke (Jacob 2 , Francis 1 ) at Plymouth. 

2 April, 1621 (new style), John Carver chosen Governor at Plym- 

outh. 

3 April, 1621 (new style), Elizabeth (Barker) Winslow, first wife 

of Edward 1 , died at Plymouth. 
3 April, 1716, Jacob 4 Cooke (Jacob*~ 2 , Francis 1 ) married Phebe Hall 

at Yarmouth, Mass. 
5 April, 1722, Rebecca 5 Hopkins (Stephen 4 "*, Gyles 2 , Stephen 1 ) mar- 
ried Jonathan Higgins at Harwich, Mass. 
7 April, 1634 (new style), John 2 Cooke (Francis 1 ) married Sarah 2 

Warren (Richard 1 ) at Plymouth. 
9 April, 1705, Susanna Ring 4 (Eleazer*, Deborah 2 Hopkins, Stephen 1 ) 

born at Plymouth. She married Nehemiah Bosworth. 
11 April, 1722, Mehitable Faunce 5 (Lydia 4 Cooke, Jacob 1 " 2 , Francis 1 ) 

born at Plymouth. She married Thomas Cushman 5 (Robert*, 

Thomas*, Mary 2 Allerton, Isaac 1 ). 
14 April, 1702, Judah 4 Hopkins (Stephen*, Gyles 2 , Stephen 1 ) married 

Hannah Mayo 5 (Samuel*, Hannah Prence*, Patience 2 Brewster, 

William 1 ) at Eastham, Mass. 

17 April, 1663 (new style), Francis 1 Cooke died at Plymouth. 

18 April, 1635 (new style), Samuel 2 Fuller (Edward 1 ) married Jane 
Lothrop at Scituate. 

19 April, 1652, Elizabeth Ring 3 (Deborah 2 Hopkins, Stephen 1 ) born 
at Plymouth. She married William Mayo. 

20 April, 1644 (new style), Elder William Brewster died. 

21 April, 1726, Sarah Baker 5 (Kenelm*, Sarah* Bradford. William 2 -*) 
born at Marshfield, Mass. She married Thomas Little 3 (John*, 
Ephraim*, Anna 2 Warren, Richard). 

22 April, 1703, Lydia Thomson 4 (Jacob*, Mary 2 Cooke, Francis 1 ) born 
at Middleborough, Mass. She married John Packard. 



20 Queries and Answers 

23 April, 1728, Ebenezer Samson* (Lorah* Standish, Alexander*, 

Myles 1 ) married, at Duxbury, Zeruiah 4 Soule (Joshua*, John 2 , 
George 1 ). 

24 April, 1613 (new style), Samuel 1 Fuller married, second, Agnes 

Carpenter, at Leyden. 
24 April, 1726, Rachel 3 Standish (Moses*, Ebenezer*, Alexander 9 , 
Myles 1 ) born at Plympton. She married, first, Philemon Samp- 
son, and, second, Amos 6 Fuller (Nathaniel*, Samuel*' 2 ' 1 ). 

26 April, 1597 (new style), John Winslow born. He married Mary* 

Chilton (James 1 ). 

27 April, 1627 (new style), Mary Brewster, wife of Elder William, 

died at Plymouth. 

28 April, 171 1, Rebecca (Barker) (Snow) Sawyer, daughter of 

Robert Barker, widow of Josiah Snow 3 (Abigail 2 Warren, 
Richard^), second wife of John Sawyer, died at Marshfield. 
30 April, 1716, Abigail 4 Soule (Joshua*, John 2 , George 1 ) born at Dux- 
bury. She married Perez Drew. 



QUERIES AND ANSWERS 

Queries 

[Important Notice. Queries will be printed only for regular 
subscribers to this magazine and for members of the Massachusetts 
Society of Mayflower Descendants. 

All communications must be addressed to the Editor.] 

3. Cowing. Who were the parents of Desire, wife of John 
Cowing, who died 8 Feb. 1723/4, in her 40th year, according to her 
gravestone at Provincetown ? [Mayflower Descendant, VIII : 23] j 

Who were the parents of the aforesaid John Cowing, and when 
did he die? E. C. S. 

4. Gibbs. Thomas Gibbs, Sr., of Sandwich, in his will dated 
23 June, 1725, mentions "y e Children of my Daughter Bethia" and 
"y e Children of my Daughter Sarah". Evidently both Bethiah and 
Sarah were dead. What were the names of their husbands, and of 
their children? L. F. G. 

5. Freeman. Who was John Freeman, smith, of Edgartown, 
who owned a house and land there before 9 October, 1677, when the 
same property was sold by Thomas and Hannah Doggett of Edgar- 
town? A. L. F. 

6. Soule-Oliver. Peter Oliver married Susanna Soule on 
3 February, 1704, and had at least one child, Joseph, born 12 Decem- 
ber, 1706 [Rochester, Mass., records, I : 1 and 53]. W T ho were the 
parents of Susanna? • M. F. R. 



The Mayflower Genealogies — Some Pilgrim Problems 2 1 



THE MAYFLOWER GENEALOGIES 

For seventeen years the Editor has been compiling, from the 
original records, the genealogies of all the Mayflower families. 

This is the only attempt ever made to determine accurately, by 
a critical study of original records, all male and female descendants 
of the Mayflower Passengers to the present time, and the work has 
proceeded very slowly, both on account of lack of funds to pay ex- 
penses, and because of the great amount of time which it has been 
necessary to devote to the correction of serious errors printed by 
earlier writers. 

The Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants already 
owns a very large collection of data, only a small portion of which 
has ever been put into print. The cost of making this collection, 
which is steadily increasing in size, and in genealogical and historical 
value, has been heavy, and the Society appeals to all who are in- 
terested in the Mayflower Pilgrims for contributions towards the 
expense of continuing this work. 

Without liberal financial assistance from those especially inter- 
ested, it will be impossible to complete this work in 1920, the Tri- 
centennial of the Landing of the Pilgrims. 



SOME PILGRIM PROBLEMS 

By the Editor 
{Continued from page u) 

Did Jonathan Higgins Marry His Deceased Wife's Sister? 

Jonathan Higgins of Eastham married, first, on 9 January, 1660. 
Elizabeth 8 Rogers (Joseph*, Thomas 1 ) of Eastham. Elizabeth was 
alive when her father made his will, on 2 January, 1677/8 [May- 
flower Descendant, III : 67] ; but a record in the Plymouth Colony 
Court Orders [C. O., VI : 20] shows that she died before 4 July, 1679. 
A statement in this court record leads us to suspect that Jonathan's 
second wife may have been Hannah 3 Rogers, his first wife's youngest 
sister; but the evidence is not conclusive, and the descendants of the 
five children of the second wife must discover affirmative evidence 
if they wish to claim descent from Thomas 1 Rogers of the May- 
flower. The baptismal name of the second wife has not been dis- 
covered, but the births of her five children may be found in "The 
Mayflower Descendant", Volume VI, page 15. 

(To be continued) 



22 Family Records 



FAMILY RECORDS 

Many private records of births, marriages and deaths, which had 
been kept in family bibles, in diaries, in interleaved almanacs, in old 
account books, on loose sheets of paper, or on samplers worked by- 
some member of the family, have been lost or destroyed. Many others 
have been inaccurately copied by different writers, causing a great 
deal of confusion and uncertainty. 

In order to secure absolutely faithful copies of private records, 
and to prevent the possibility of their total loss, the Editor has for 
years been urging the owners of such documents to have them photo- 
graphed, and to present copies of the photographs to the Massachu- 
setts Society of Mayflower Descendants for use in compiling "The 
Mayflower Genealogies/' If copies are also distributed among inter- 
ested descendants, the possibility of loss of the record is still further 
reduced. 

The vital importance of photographic copies of private records is 
conclusively shown by an article in the fifth volume of "The May- 
flower Descendant" [p. 193], with the accompanying photographic 
reproduction of an old record which exposes the errors of previous 
writers. 

The Editor has frequently discovered valuable records written 
on the margins of old books, on loose sheets of paper laid between 
the leaves of old bibles, and on pages of old account books, which had 
not been examined page by page for such entries, although the 
owners had sought elsewhere for the information which had been in 
their own possession for years. 

In order to preserve the records in many of these documents now 
in private hands, we will print in this magazine careful copies of 
entries found in family records connected with descendants of the 
Mayflower Passengers, if the owners will have them photographed 
and present prints to this Society. 

The negatives should be of sufficient size to show the records 
distinctly; and if the records are in a bible the title-pages of both 
Old and New Testaments should be photographed, so that the prob- 
able age and authenticity of the entries may be determined. In 
many old bibles the Old and New Testaments were printed in differ- 
ent years, hence the importance of photographing both pages. The 
Editor will gladly advise with owners of private records who are 
willing to photograph the and present prints to this Society. 



Family Records 23 



[Bible of William and Mary Sears] 

The following copies are from photographs of the records in the 
family bible of William and Mary Hudson (Wood) Sears of Hali- 
fax, Mass., both of whom died in 1851. The bible is now owned by 
Mr. Sears Gallagher. [See page 17 of this issue.] It was printed 
in New York in 1818. 



Holmes Sears, was born July 13 th 17,57, 
Mercy Sears was born December 20, 1761 
Josiah Sears was bonuOctober 20 th 17,91 
Mercy C Sears born September 29 th 17,93 
William Sears born September 4 th 1796 
Ward Sears was born March 17 th 17,98 
Lucinda Sears born September 10 th 18.01 

William Sears . was born September 4 1796 
Mary H Sears . was born January, 17 th 1804. 
W T illiam H Sears, was born March 27 th 1826 th 
Henry W Sears . was born April 29 th 1829. 
Mary M Sears was born April 8 th 1831. 
Ebenezer W Sears . was born Agust 14 th 1833 
Hannah R. Sears, was born October 27 th 1835. 
Amanda Sears was born November 2 th 1837. 
Andrew R Sears . was born August 19 th 1839. 
Lucinda Sears, was born March 27 th 1842. 
Josiah Edward Sears was born August 17 1844 

Holmes Sears was married to Mercy Bradford Nov 25 17,90 
William Sears was married to Hannah Richmond Febuary 2 th 18,22 
William Sears was married to Mary H Wood January 20 th 18,25 
Lucinda Sears was married to Ebenezer Johnson May 26 18,26 
William H Sears was married to Mary C J Allen November 29 th 18,49 
Henry W. Sears, was married to Josephine Luther Jan 2 d 1876. 

William Sears died March 7 th 185 1. 
Mary H Sears died December 5 th 18,51. 
Holmes Sears, died November 5 th 18,36 
Mercy Sears died March 4 th 18,47 
Hannah Sears died August 31 th 18.22. 
Ward Sears died September 20 th 18.38. 
Ebenezer Johnson died December 5 th 18.38. 
Lucinda Johnson died Febuary 26 th 18.40. 

(To be continued) 



"Pilgrim Notes and Queries" 

, * I sent to one address for $3.50 



«< T , u o -p. j ,„ f if paid in advance. 

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"The Mayflower Descendant/' quarterly, $3.00 per year, in ad- 
vance. Remittances must be payable to "Society of Mayflower 
Descendants" and should be mailed to the Editor, at 53 Mt. Vernon 
St., Boston, Mass. 

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PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

CONTENTS -APRIL, J913 

i 

I. A Book Printed by Elder William Brewster at 
Leyden, Holland, in 1618, Presented to the Mas- 
sachusetts Society Page 13 

II. Register of Minor Children of Members of the 

Society of Mayflower Descendants ... 15 . 

III. Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society of 

Mayflower Descendants 16 i 

IV. Why Did Only Forty-One Passengers Sign the 

Compact? 18 j 

V. Some April Anniversaries 19 

VI. Queries and Answers ...... 20' 

VII. The Mayflower Genealogies ..... 21 

VIII. Some Pilgrim Problems (Continued) ... 21 

IX. Family Records 22 

i 
"Pilgrim Notes and Queries" is issued monthly (except July and 
August) by the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, j 
[Volume I will end with the December, 19 13, issue.] Subscription .j 
price to all who are not members of the Massachusetts Society of 
Mayflower Descendants, $1.00 per volume, strictly in advance. 
Single copies of current issues, 15 cents each. 

Life members of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower De- J 
scendants, and those members who pay $5.00 annual dues, will 
receive both "Pilgrim Notes and Queries" and "The Mayflower 
Descendant" without extra charge. 

Massachusetts Society members who were elected before 28 
March, 1912, and have not transferred to the $5.00 class, will re- 
ceive "Pilgrim Notes and Queries" on payment of fifty cents per 
year, strictly in advance. 




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PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

GEORGE ERNEST BOWMAN, Editor 

Published fay the 

Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants 

53 Mount Vernon Street, Boston 

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VoL I MAY, J9J3 No. 3 



OFFICIAL NOTICES OF THE MASSACHUSETTS 
SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Governor Winslow's Wedding Day 

The Committee on At Home Days, Mrs. Charles H. Mclntyre, 
Mrs. L. D. Baker, Jr., Mrs. George A. Burdett, Mrs. George H. Wood- 
man and Miss Fanny B. Allen, will receive at the Society's Rooms.. 
53 Mt. Vernon St., Boston, on Thursday afternoon, 22 May, 1913, from 
three until five o'clock. 

The day selected for this reception will be the two hundred and 
ninety-first anniversary of the first wedding in Plymouth Colony, that 
of Edward Winslow and the widow Susanna (Fuller) White. 

Library and Cabinet 

The Society's Library contains over eleven hundred volumes of 
genealogical and historical works, which the members may consult 
at the Society's Rooms. 

The Cabinet contains interesting relics, including two books printed 
by Elder William Brewster at Leyden, in 1618 and 1619. 

Gifts of relics connected with the Mayflower Passengers or their 
descendants, or of books or pamphlets on genealogy or town history, 
will be gratefully received and will be acknowledged both in "Pilgrim 
Notes and Queries" and by personal letter. 



26 By-Laws of the Massachusetts Society 



•Donations to the Library and Cabinet 

From Mrs. Henry A. Belcher: Copies of the Inscriptions in the 
Old Burying Ground, Sandwich, Mass. 

From Mrs. Stanton H. King: Framed Chart of the "Mayflower 
Ancestors of the Children of Stanton H. and Annie Emison King." 

From Hon.^Edric Eldridge: "Manual for the General Court" of 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

From Mr. Alvin P. Johnson: Two new Account Books for the 
Treasurer's Department. 

From Miss Elizabeth Cowing: "Family Record" written by her 
father, John Philo Cowing, in 1848. [See department of Family 
Records in this issue.] 

Attest: George Ernest Bowman, 
15 May, 1913. Secretary 



BY-LAWS OF THE MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF 
MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS* 

ARTICLE I 
Name 
This Society shall be called the Society of Mayflower Descendants. 

ARTICLE II 
Officers and Board of Assistants 

Section i. The Officers of this Society shall be a Governor, a 
Deputy Governor, a Secretary, a Treasurer, a Historian, a Captain, 
an Elder, a Surgeon. These officers, together with seven other mem- 
bers elected for that purpose, shall constitute the Board of Assistants. 

Section 2. The Officers and Assistants shall be elected by ballot at 
the annual meeting, and a plurality of votes shall determine the choice. 
Their term of office shall be for one year and until their successors 
shall have been elected and shall have accepted office ; provided, how- 
ever, that if any Officer or Assistant shall be absent from three consec- 
utive regular meetings of the Board of Assistants, for any reason other 
than illness or absence from the state, his membership in the Board 
shall cease. 

* As amended 21 December, 191 2. 



By-Laws of the Massachusetts Society 27 

ARTICLE III 
Governor 

The Governor, or in his absence, the Deputy Governor, or a Chair- 
man pro tempore, shall preside at all meetings of the Society and the 
Board of Assistants, and perform the usual duties pertaining to his 
office. 

ARTICLE IV 

Secretary 

The Secretary shall give due notice of all meetings of the Society 
and the Board of Assistants and keep an accurate record of the pro- 
ceedings of such meetings. He shall notify new members of their 
election and keep a roll of the members of the Society. He shall con- 
duct the correspondence of the Society and have charge of the Seal 
and all documents belonging to the Society, and shall perform such 
other duties as the Society or his office may require. 

ARTICLE V 
Treasurer 

The Treasurer shall collect all entrance fees and dues, shall attend 
to all disbursements, and shall have charge of all funds of the Society, 
under the direction of the Board of Assistants. He shall keep the 
accounts of the Society and shall report, at each meeting of the Board 
of Assistants, the balance of any moneys on hand and the outstanding 
obligations of the Society as far as practicable, and shall at the annual 
meeting report in full the receipts and disbursements of the previous 
year. His book of accounts shall at all times be open to the inspection 
of any member of the Board of Assistants and of the Finance Com- 
mittee. His accounts shall be audited annually or oftener as the Board 
of Assistants may direct. 

He shall give such bond for the faithful discharge of his duties as 
[ • may be required by the Board of Assistants; and the expense of such 
bond shall be borne by the Society. 

The fiscal year of the Society shall end on the last day of February 
in each year. 

ARTICLE VI 
Historian 

The Historian shall examine and report upon all proofs of eligibility 
filed by candidates for membership. He shall keep a detailed record 
of all historical celebrations of the Society. 



ARTICLE VII 

Captain 

The Captain shall act as marshal on all occasions of ceremony 



28 By-Laws of the Massachusetts Society 

ARTICLE VIII 
Elder 
The Elder shall be a regularly ordained elder, bishop, minister or 
deacon of a Christian church. 



ARTICLE IX 

Surgeon 

The Surgeon shall have been duly admitted to the practice of 
medicine. 

ARTICLE X 
Board of Assistants 

Section i. The management and control of the affairs of the 
Society, subject in all respects to such instructions and limitations as 
may from time to time be prescribed by the Society, shall be in the 
hands of the Board of Assistants, except as hereinafter provided. 

Five members of the Board of Assistants shall constitute a quorum. 

Section 2. The Board of Assistants shall, at its first meeting after 
the annual meeting, appoint the following Committees: Membership, 
Publication, Finance, Library, Annual Dinner, Entertainment, At Home 
Days. Each of these Committees shall consist of five members, and 
shall hold office until the first meeting of the Board of Assistants 
elected at the next succeeding annual meeting. Each Committee shall 
make a report, through its Chairman, at each regular meeting of the 
Board of Assistants. 

Section 3.- They shall fill any vacancy occurring in the list of 
officers, assistants or committees, by the election of a member to hold 
office until the ensuing annual meeting. 

Section 4. They shall, at their monthly meeting in January in each 
year, appoint a committee of five members of the Society, not members 
of the Board of Assistants, to be called the Nominating Committee, 
whose duty it shall be to select the name of a candidate for each office 
to be filled at the ensuing annual meeting, and to report to the Secre- 
tary, at least fifteen days before the annual meeting, the names 
selected. It shall be the duty of the Secretary to mail a copy of the 
report of the Nominating Committee to each member of the Society, 
with the notice of the annual meeting. 

ARTICLE XI 

Membership 

Section i. Every descendant, over eighteen years of age, of any 

passenger of the Mayflower on the voyage which ended at Plymouth 

on December 26. 1620, shall be eligible to membership in this Society. 

Section 2. Every application for membership in this Society shall 

be made on a "Preliminary Application" blank provided by the Society. 

Such application shall bear the autograph signatures of the candidate 

and of two members of this Society who shall vouch for the applicant. 



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By-Laws of the Massachusetts Society 29 

The Entrance Fee and the Annual Dues for the current fiscal year 
shall be deposited with the Secretary when the Preliminary Application 
is filed. 

After the Membership Committee has approved a Preliminary 
Application the Pedigree Papers shall be issued. If the Pedigree 
Papers are not filled out in duplicate and filed with the Secretary within 
six months after the approval of the Preliminary Application such 
approval shall become void. 

After the pedigree has been examined by the Historian the appli- 
cation shall be laid before the Board of Assistants, who shall vote upon 
it by secret ballot, and two negative votes shall reject. 

Section 3. Members who have not paid their Annual Dues by the 
fifteenth day of April in any year shall be notified of the fact by mail, 
to their last known address; and members who are in arrears on the 
first day of May shall be debarred from the privileges of membership; 
and the membership of those not paying before the fifteenth of May 
shall cease on that date; provided, however, that the Board of Assist- 
ants may remit the penalty for any good and sufficient reason. 

The Board of Assistants shall have power to make rules governing 
the re-admission of former members, whose names have been dropped 
from the roll for non-payment of annual dues. 
I Section 4. Any member, for cause or conduct prejudicial to the 

interests of the Society, may be suspended or expelled by a two-thirds 
vote of the Board of Assistants. But no member shall be suspended or 
expelled unless written charges against such member have been pre- 
sented to the Board of Assistants, who shall give him reasonable 
opportunity to be heard and to refute such charges. 

Section 5. No person who may be enrolled as a member of this 
Society shall be permitted to continue in membership if his proofs of 
eligibility shall be found to be defective. The Board of Assistants, 
after thirty days' notice to such person to substantiate his claim, and 
upon his failure to do so, may require the Secretary to erase his name 
from the membership roll. 

Section 6. The Board of Assistants shall have power to make rules 
governing the admission of members by transfer from an affiliated 
Society of Mayflower Descendants in another State, and may in their 
discretion remit the entrance fee and annual dues of such applicants 
for membership. 

Section 7. Any member may withdraw from the Society, after the 
payment of all dues, by giving written notice of his resignation to 
the Secretary ; but, unless such resignation shall be received before the 
first day of March in any year, the member so resigning shall be liable 
for the dues of the fiscal year beginning that day. 

The Board of Assistants shall have power to make rules governing 
the re-admission of former members who have resigned their member- 
ship while in good standing. 

Section 8. On the resignation or death of a member, or any for- 
feiture of membership by a member under these By-Laws, all his right 
and interest in the property of this Society shall cease. 



30 By-Laws of the Massachusetts Society 

ARTICLE XII 
Entrance Fee and Annual Dues 

The Entrance Fee shall be five dollars. 

The Annual Dues of all members elected after 28 March, 1912, shall 
be five dollars, payable at the time of election and on the first day of 
March in each year; and all such members who have paid their dues 
for the fiscal year shall receive the Society's magazine, The Mayflower 
Descendant, for such fiscal year, without further charge. 

Members elected before 28 March, 19 12, may, dtt written applica- 
tion to the Secretary, be transferred to the class of members paying 
annual dues of five dollars and receiving without additional charge the 
Society's magazine, The Mayflower Descendant. 

Members elected before 28 March, 1912, may, if they choose, con- , 
tinue to pay annual dues of three dollars, on the first day of March in 
each year ; but the payment of this amount shall not entitle such mem- 
bers to receive The Mayflower Descendant without extra charge. 

Members elected in the months of December, January and February 
shall not be required to pay annual dues on the first day of March next 
ensuing. 

The payment at one time of the sum of one hundred dollars shall 
exempt the member so paying from all future annual dues, and shall 
constitute him a Life Member. All Life Members may receive The 
Mayflower Descendant without extra charge. 

Members who file supplemental lines of descent shall pay an exami- 
nation fee of two dollars for each line filed, such fee to be paid when 
the papers are deposited with the Secretary. 

ARTICLE XIII j 

Meetings 

Section i. The annual meeting shall be held in the city of Boston 
on the twenty-eighth day of March. When this date shall fall on a 
Sunday the annual meeting shall be held on the following day. 

At all meetings of the Society twenty-five members shall constitute 
a quorum. 

Section 2. Special meetings of the Society shall be held at the 
Written request of twenty members, or by vote of the Board of 
Assistants. 

Section 3. The Board of Assistants shall meet once in each month, 
except the months of July and August. 

Special meetings of the Board shall be held at the written request 
of three of its members, or at the call of the Governor. 

Section 4. Notices of all meetings of the Society shall be mailed 
to each member at least seven days before the meeting. 

Notices of all meetings of the Board of Assistants shall be mailed 
at least three days before the meeting. 



Some May Anniversaries 31 

Section 5. The following shall be the order of business at all 
meetings of the Society, unless changed by unanimous consent : 

1. Reading of the Records. 

2. Communications and action thereon. 

3. Reports of Officers. 

4. Reports of Committees. 

5. Unfinished Business. 

6. New Business. 

ARTICLE XIV 

Alterations and Amendments 

These By-Laws may be altered or amended at any annual or special 
meeting by a vote of two-thirds of those present and voting, a quorum 
being present ; but no alteration or amendment shall be adopted unless 
such alteration or amendment shall have been read at a previous 
annual or special meeting, and shall have been stated in full in the 
call for the meeting. 



SOME MAY ANNIVERSARIES 

By the Editor 

1 May, 1637, Elizabeth 3 Brewster (Jonathan 2 , William 1 ) born at Dux- 
bury. She married Peter Bradley and Christopher Christophers. 

1 May, 1677, Ruth 3 (Brewster) (Pickett) Hill died. She was the 

daughter of Jonathan 2 Brewster (William 1 ), and had married 
John Pickett and Charles Hill. 

2 May, 1706, James 5 Rogers (James 4 '*, Joseph', Thomas 1 ) born at 

Eastham. 

3 May, 1685, Keziah Turner 5 (Jonathan 4 , Mary* Brewster, Jonathan 2 , 

William 1 ) was born at*Scituate. She married a Lincoln. 

3 May, 1734, Anna Richmond 5 (Ebenczer 4 , Abigail* Rogers, John 2 , 

Thomas 1 ) married Caleb Cowing at Middleborough. 

4 May, 1683, William 4 Brewster (William*, Love 2 , William 1 ) born at 

Duxbury. He married Hopestill Wadsworth. 

4 May, 1697, Jane Turner 5 (Amos 4 , Mary 3 Brewster, Jonathan 2 , Wil- 

liam 1 ) born at Scituate. She married an Otis. 

5 May, 1705, Israel Silvester 5 [Ruth (Turner*) Prince, Mary* Brew- 

ster, Jonathan 2 , William 1 '] born at Duxbury. 

6 May, 1707. Rachel Richmond 3 (Ebenczer 4 , Abigail* Rogers, John 2 , 

Thomas 1 ) born at Middleborough. 
8 May, 1679, Lydia Coombs 4 (Francis*, Sarah 2 Priest, Dcgory 1 ) born 
at Middleborough. She married John Miller, Jr., in 1702. 



32 Some May Anniversaries 

12 May, 1676, Ebenezer Richmond 4 (Abigail 3 Rogers, John 2 , Thomas 1 ) 

born. He married Anna Sproat 3 (Elizabeth 2 Samson, Henry 1 ). 

13 May, 1 710, Reliance Higgins 6 (Sarah Freeman 5 , Edmund*, Mercy 

Prence 3 , Patience 2 Brewster, William 1 ) born at Eastham. 

13 May, 171 1, Samuel Stockbridge* [Lydia Barrel? , Lydia (Turner*) 

James, Mary 5 Brewster, Jonathan 2 , William 1 ] born at Scituate. 

14 May, 1720, Paul Prince 6 (Benjamin 5 , Ruth Turner*, Mary 3 Brewster, 

Jonathan 2 , William 1 ) born at Duxbury. He married Hannah 
Cushing. 

15 May, 1686, Nathaniel Knowles 6 (Mercy Freeman*, Mercy Prence 3 , 

Patience 2 Brewster, William 1 ) born at Eastfcam. He married 
Elizabeth. 

15 May, 1697, Samuel Pratt 5 (Samuel*~ s , Mary 2 Priest, Degory 1 ) born 

at Middleborough. He married Jerusha. 

16 May, 1618 (new style), Edward 1 Winslow married, first, Elizabeth 

Barker, at Leyden, Holland. 

17 May, 1708, Hannah Pratt 5 (Samuel*"*, Mary 2 Priest, Degory 1 ) born 

at Middleborough. 
17 May, 1709, Robert Barrows 5 (Mercy Coombs*, Francis 3 , Sarah 2 
Priest, Degory 1 ) born at Middleborough. 

17 May, 1716, Silvanus Barrows 5 (Mercy Coombs*, Francis 3 , Sarah 2 

Priest, Degory 1 ) born at Middleborough. 

18 May, 1655 (new style), Edward 1 Winslow died at sea. 

19 May, 1657 (new style), William 1 Bradford died at Plymouth. 

19 May, 1685, Eleazer 4 Rogers (John 3 , Joseph 2 , Thomas 1 ) born at 

Eastham. He married Martha Young. 
22 May, 1621 (new style), Edward 1 Winslow married, second, the 

widow Susanna (Fuller) White. This was the first marriage at 

Plymouth. 
22 May, 1701, Sarah Freeman 5 (Edmund*, Mercy Prence 3 , Patience 2 

Brewster, William 1 ) married Benjamin Higgins, at Eastham. 
25 May, 1634 (new style), Love 2 Brewster (William 1 ) married Sarah 

Collier at Plymouth. 

25 May, 1684, Lydia Barrell 5 {Lydia (Turner*) James, Mary 3 Brew- 

ster, Jonathan 2 , William 1 "] born at Scituate. She married Samuel 
Stockbridge. 

26 May, 1707, Lydia Turner 5 (Amos*, Mary 3 Brewster, Jonathan 2 , 

William 1 ) born at Scituate. 

27 May, 1617 (new style), Dr. Samuel 1 Fuller married, third, Bridget 

Lee, at Leyden, Holland. 

28 May, 1613 (new style), Edward Southworth and Alice Carpenter 

were married at Leyden, Holland. 
31 May, 1721, Experience Snow (Thankful Freeman 5 , Edmund*, 
Mercy Prence 5 , Patience 2 Brewster, William 1 ) born at Eastham. 



Register of Minor Children 33 



REGISTER OF MINOR CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, 

NEPHEWS AND NIECES OF MEMBERS OF THE 

SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

{Continued from page if) 

[Membership in the Society of Mayflower Descendants is limited 
to persons over eighteen years of age, and we have frequently been 
urged to devise some plan for registering younger children, both for 
permanent record as a part of the "Mayflower Genealogies" which 
we have been compiling for many years, and for the purpose of mak- 
ing it easier for such children to become members of the Society, 
when they reach the required age. 

We have, therefore, established a registry of the children, under 
eighteen years of age, of members of the Society of Mayflower De- 
scendants. Members of all State Societies may register their children 
on payment, strictly in advance, of a fee of one dollar for each child, 
to cover the expense of recording and card indexing, and of printing 
in this department. The names of children registered will be printed, 
unless we are requested not to print them. 

Minor children of deceased members may be registered by any 
other member of the Society. 

A member of any State Society of Mayflower Descendants may 
register a minor grandchild, or a minor nephew or niece, if the child's 
father or mother, through whom the Mayflower descent is claimed, 
died without becoming a member of the Society. 

The full name, place of birth and date of birth must be given for 
each child to be registered, also the name of the State Society of which 
the parent is a member. If both parents are members, the fact should 
be stated. 

Minor children of living parents who are eligible to membership 
in the Society, but have not become members, cannot be registered in 
this department. They may, however, be recorded, for the same fee, 
in our Registry of Non-Members, which will include non-members of 
all ages.] 

"[Register of Minor Children] 

Austin Lord Bowman, Mass. 2~ : a daughter, Ernestine Jane Bowman. 

born 23 January, 1912, at New York, N. Y. [Registered by her 

uncle, George Ernest Bowman, Mass. I.] 
Mrs. Ethel Blanchard (Hopkins) Howes. Mass. 1233: a son. Stephen 

Hopkins Howes, born 27 February, 191 1, at Boston. Mass. 
Mrs. Ella Eunice Jordan (Stillman) Paton, Mass. 1226: a daughter. 

Gladvs Adaline Paton. born 3 April. 1901. at Fullerton. Neb. 



24 Family Records 

Horace Homer Soule, Mass. 121 : a son, Horace Homer Soule, born 
4 April, 1904, at Brookline, Mass.; a daughter, Elizabeth Train 
Soule, born 11 August, 1906, at Duxbury, Mass. ; a son, John Cush- 
ing Soule, born 1 May, 1909, at Brookline, Mass. 

Mrs. Clarissa Elizabeth (Collins) (Southworth) Thompson, Mass. 
1 169: a daughter, Helen Southworth, born 15 January, 1896, at 
Springfield, Mass. 

{To be continued) 



FAMILY RECORDS 

{Continued from page 23) 

In order to preserve the records of births, marriages and deaths in 
family bibles, diaries, almanacs, account books, loose sheets of paper, 
samplers, etc., we will print in this department careful copies of the 
entries in any such records of families connected with descendants of 
the Mayflower Passengers, if the owners or other interested persons 
will present to this Society, for our collection, the original documents, 
or photographic copies of such size that the records may be read with- 
out danger of error. 

Photographs of records of especial interest are from time to time 
reproduced in "The Mayflower Descendant." 



John P. Cowing's Record 

Miss Elizabeth Cowing has presented to the Massachusetts Society 
a "Family Record" made by her father, John P. Cowing, in 1848. A 
part of this record was copied by him from the family bible of his 
father, James Cowing, 6 who was born in Rochester, Mass., in 1740, and 
died at Seneca Falls, N. Y., in 1829. 

James Cowing* {Anna Richmond 5 , Ebenezer*, Abigail Rogers, 
John 2 , Thomas') married, first, on 29 December, 1763, Mary Cottle, 
and married, second, on 31 December, 1780, Sarah Randal. [Roches- 
ter, Mass., Reds., 2 : 53 and 3 : 199.] Eight children are recorded at 
Rochester, Mass., all on one page, six "of James Cowing by Mary His 
Wife" as follows: David, 21 August, 1764; Olive, 23 November, 1766; 
James., 3 October, 1768; Hannah, 20 March, 1770; Mary, 4 January, 
1773; Eunice, 17 April, 1775; "And by Sarah His Wife" two, viz.: 
Phebe, 25 February, 1782, and "Selinda" 17 March, 1783. [Rochester, 
Mass., Reds., 3 : 10.] 

Anna Richmond, mother of James Cowing, was also descended 
from Henry Samson, through her mother, Anna Sproat 3 {Elizabeth 2 
Samson, Henry 1 ) . 



682S83 



Family Records 



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A careful copy of the old record follows 



Family Record 

James Cowing I st Was born in the State of Mass town of Rochester 
Plymouth C° May 16 th O. S. 1740 Died April 8 th 1829 in Seneca 
Ontario County N Y aged 88y 10m nd. 

Sarah wife of James Cowing was born in old Rochester Plymouth 
Co Mass March 23 d 1763 Died Aug 19 th in Seneca Ontario Co 1808. 
aged 45. 5m. 



Phebe Eldest Daughter of Ja s & Sarah Cowing was born Feb 25 th 

Monday A. D. 1782 

Celinda was born Monday March 17 th 1783 
Caleb " " Wednesday March 3 d 1785 
Assenath " " Tuesday Augs 1 8 th 1786 

Sally " " Wednesday May 14 1788 

Rubey • " " Sunday May 9 th 1790 

Betsey " " Thursday May 3 d 1792 

Sophia " " Feb 1794 & Died July 12 th 1795 

Cynthia " " Sunday March 13 th 1796 

Permela " " March 26 1798 & Died Aug 10 th 1799 

Marshall J " " Tuesday March 18^ 1800 

Sophronia " " Tuesday June 22 d 1802 

Albert R " " Tuesday June 5 th 1804 

John P " " Tuesday Feb 26 th 1807 



on 



Seneca falls March 12 th 18 
Residence 

Michigan Phebe 

Nigara falls Celinda 

Starkey Caleb 

Black River Assenath 

Niagara falls Rubey 

Lockport Cynthia 

Starkey Marshall J 

Jerusalem Albert R 

Seneca falls John P 



8 those that are alive & ages 
66 years old 

65 " 

63 " 

62 " 

58 " 

52 " 
48 " 

44 " 
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PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

CONTENTS — MAY, W3 

I. Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society of 

Mayflower Descendants Page 25 

II. By-Laws of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower 

Descendants 26 

III. Some May Anniversaries 31 

IV. Register of Minor Children, Grandchildren, Nephews 

and Nieces of Members of the Society of May- 
flower Descendants (Continued) .... 33 

V. Family Records (Continued) 34 

"Pilgrim Notes and Queries" is issued monthly (except July and 
August) by the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. 
[Volume I will end with the December, 1913, issue.] 

Subscription price to all who are not members of the Massachusetts 
Society of Mayflower Descendants, $1.00 per volume, strictly in ad- 
vance. Single copies of current issues, 15 cents each. 

Life members of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower De- 
scendants, and those members who pay $5.00 annual dues, will receive 
both "Pilgrim Notes and Queries" and "The Mayflower Descendant" 
without extra charge. 

Massachusetts Society members who were elected before 28 March, 
1912, and have not transferred to the $5.00 class, will receive "Pilgrim 
Notes and Queries" on payment of fifty cents per year, strictly in 
advance. 

"Pilgrim Notes and Queries" 

j I sent to one address for $3.50 



(trr., Tv/rn Tk , ^,, C if paid in advance 

The Mayflower Descendant ) l 

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vance. 

Remittances must be payable to "Society of Mayflower Descend- 
ants" and should be mailed to the Editor, at 53 Mt. Vernon St., Boston, 
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Entered at the Boston, Mass., post office as second class mail matter. 




J 920 

PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

GEORGE ERNEST BOWMAN, Editor 
Published by the 

Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants 

53 Mount Vernon Street, Boston 
VoL I JUNE, J913 No. 4 



BAPTISMS AND MARRIAGES, J774-J824 
BY ELDER JOB SEAMANS 

Through the courtesy of Mrs. Mary Burpee Macomber of Boston, 
a trustee of the New London, N. H., Public Library, we have been 
allowed to copy for printing in this magazine a manuscript record of 
baptisms and marriages, from 2"j March, 1774, to 2 November, 1824, 
by Elder Job Seamans, who became pastor of the First Baptist Church 
of Attleborough, Mass., on 15 December, 1773, and removed to New 
London, N. H., in 1788. 

Accompanying this record is an eight-page manuscript with the 
title, "Memoir of Job Seamans." This is in the same hand as the 
record of baptisms and marriages. It ends in the author's twentieth 
year and probably is only a part of the original. 

These two manuscripts were received by the New London, N. H., 
Public Library from the estate of Miss Sarah Brown of that town, 
whose grandfather, Josiah Brown, married Elder Job Seamans' eldest 
daughter. Sarah. 

The first part of the "Memoir'' is here printed in full. The latter 
part, giving a detailed account of the author's conversion, is omitted. 

In the fifty years covered by this record Elder Seamans baptized 
more than three hundred persons in Massachusetts, Rhode Island. 
Connecticut and New Hampshire, and married more than two hundred 
couples in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. 

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38 Baptisms and Marriages by Elder Job Seamans 

"Memoir of Job Seamans. 

I know but little of my family further back then my immediate 
parents. 

My father M r Charles Seamans, was borne in the year 1700. My 
mother Mrs. Hannah Bowen, was about Seven years- younger. I have 
heard my father say, that his father came from Marey-Land when 
he was a young man; (I believe) he married and settled in, or near 
Swansey- — that he was an old Schoolmaster. His children whom I 
have seen were, Thomas, John, James, Charles & Gilburt. Daughters, 
Susannah, Mary & Rosomond: and I believe, there was one son, who 
died before my rememberance. My grand father and grand mother 
Seamans also died before my rememberance. I have heard my mother 
Say, that her grand fathers Bowen and Mason, were both in Cromwell's 
war. I have no remembrance of ever seeing my grand father Bowen; 
but, well remember my grand mother Bowen, before, and when she 
died. She was a member of the baptist Chh. in Swansey, and, was a 
woman of good sense 

My parents settled in Rehoboth, in the coloney of Massachusetts 
bay, (as it was then called,) where, I believe, all there children were 
borne, in the following order. Rhobe Seamans borne May 27 th 1731- 
Rosomond, Oct r 23 d 1733. Peleg. Decern 1 " 21. 1735. Martin. April. 21. 
1737. Lilis. Feb r 3 d 1739. Mary. June 13 th 1741. Sarah. August. 18th 
1744. Job Seamans born May. 13th 1748. old stile (May 24th) There 
are only Rhobe, Martin, Mary and myself yet alive. 

My parents were members of the baptist Chh. in Swansey, before 
I was born. When they removed to Providence they became members 
of the baptist Chh. there. And when they removed to Nova-Scotia, 
they, with others came into Chh. state under the pastoral care of 
Elder Nathan Mason : and my father was chosen a deacon in that Chh. 

He departed this life (in the full asurance of faith) in Sackville, 
County of Cumberland, and Coloney of Nova-Scotia, on the 4th day 
of August 1 771. 

My mother departed this life at my house, in New London, County 
of ffilsborough, state of New-hampshire, on the 19th day of March, 
1798. From the beginning of her sickness, she not only appeared will- 
ing, but very desirous to depart, that she might be with Christ. 

My parents were not rich, but honest people: and always lived 
above contempt. 

When I was about a year and a half old, my father Sold his farm 
in Rehoboth and bought one in Swansey ; where we lived until I was 
about five years old : when he sold it, and built him a house in Provi- 
dence: where we lived until I was fifteen years old. and then removed 
from Providence to Sackville, in the County of Cumberland, in the 
Coloney of Nova-Scotia, at the head of the Bay of fundy. 

Now a new Scene took place. Until this time, I had done but little 
but go to School, in the town of Providence : But it was my misfortune 
to have a bad master : who did little more then pick my fathers pocket, 
and rob me. Now I had to go to work at farming." 



Baptisms and Marriages by Elder Job Seamans 39 



[Baptisms by Elder Job Seamans] 
Records, 
of Baptism administered, from time to time, by Job Seamans, Ordained 
to the pastoral care and charge of the first baptized Church in Attle- 
borough, on the 15th of December 1773. The Rev d Isaac Backus, 
pastor of the firs Baptist Church in Middleborough preached the ser- 
mon. The Rev d James Manning, President of Rhode-Island College, 
gave the Charge. And, the Rev d Charles Thompson, pastor of the 
baptist Church in Warren gave the Right Hand of Fellowship 

Attleborough, Lordsday March 27: 1774. I baptized Elisabeth Bacon 

& Molley Slack. 
L.D. June. 5. I bap td Abigal Searles, in Wrentham 
L.D. September 25. I bap d Deliverence Ide. 
L.D. November 27. I bap d Peter Blackenton. 
L.D. December 4. I bap d Levi Maxcy, Samuel Everett, Samuel Evertt, 

son of Jeremiah Everett, Joseph Guild Juner. Ebenezer Guild Juner 

and Johnson Streater — Hannah Everett & Sarah Blackenton. 
L.D. December. 11. I bap d John Slack J r and Lois Gay. 
Fryday January 13th 1775. I bap d George* Robinson Juner, and 

Amey Ide. 
L.D. January. 15th. I bap d George Blackenton Juner, Moses Walkut 

J r and Rebekah Walkut, Mary Whiten and Eles Whiten. 
L.D. January 22^ I bap d Samuel Whiten and Jamime Darling and 

Commit Palmitry. 
L.D. February 5. I pap d Mary Bloss. 
L.D. Feb 1 " 26. I bap d Union Wellmon. 

Tuesday Feb r 28. I bap d Peter Whipple's wife in Comberland. 
Thursday March 9th. I bap d William Hewite in Norton. 
L.D. March 26. I bap d Acus Hewit. 
Tuesday March 28. I bap d Ruth Whipple and Abigal Shepperson— in 

Comberland 
L.D. April 9. I bap d William Everett. 
L.D. May 28. I bap d Simeon Bishop's wife. 
L.D. June. 18. I bap d Elisabeth Whipple, in Comberland. 
L.D. July 2 d I bap d Zilpha Robinson. 
L.D July 23. I bap d Chloe Gay. 
L.D. July. 30. I bap d Mary Chafe. 
L.D. September 17. I bap d Nathaniel Goold and Nathan Bolkham. 
L.D. October. 8. I bap d James Morse's wife, in Medfield. 
Thursdav February. 15. 1776. I bap d Luce Earle, wife of Daniel Earle, 

Stephen Blackemore's wife and Bette wesgate, a young woman; 

upon Chesnut-hill, in Kinllingly. Con. 

*Note. Brother Robinson soon engaged in the work of the ministry — 

was setled in Killingly : and has made good proficiency. [This footnote is in 
the original. — Editor.] 



40 Baptisms a?id Marriages by Elder Job Seamans 

Tuesday May 21. I bap d Benjamin Talbut, Jonathan Herrington, 
Ebenezer Leach, Obediah Garnsey & Martha Reynolds, Joanna 
Brown & Tamer Covel. in Chesnut Hill, Killingly. 

L.D. July 21. I bap d John White 

L.D. July. 28. I bap d Rebekah Bolkham. 

Wednesday June 18. 1777 I bap d Hannah, the wife of deacon Jona- 
than Stanley. 

Tuesday July. 15 I bap d the wife of Zepheniah Ross. 

Thursday Sep 1 4. I bap d John McDaniel and Vine Hunt, in Rehoboth. 

LD. August 30th 1778. I bap d Mary Baker, a mrss Varnum Mary 
Kenney and Casar Bradstreet, a Negro: and the only one I ever 
baptized in my life. In Haverhill. 

LD. Sep 1 6. I bap d the widow Ruth Stanley 

Fryday Oct r 23. I bap d Samuel Greenwood and Mercy Hasten, in 
Weston. 

L.D. Nov r 8. I bap d Zebediah Sweat. 

L.D. Nov r 15. I bap d Temperence Lewis and Relience Gage: in 
Barnstable. 

L.D. May 16th 1779. I bap d the widow Anna Bacon. 

Monday June 7. I bap d Elilisabeth Swinerton, in Croydon, state of 
N H. 

Friday Oct r 8. I bap d David Trull : in Methuen. 

Monday Oct 1 " 18. I bap d Benjamin Varnum, Rebekah Fox, Phebe Dow, 
Deborah Trull and Molley Flint : in Methuen. 

Thursday March 16. I bap d Jacob NewLand: in Mansfield. 

L.D. March 26. I bap 1 Lucy Guild. 

Thursday March 30. I bap d Peter Perry's wife : in Rehoboth. 

L.D. April 23 d I bap d Hannah Hedden and Mary Lane. 

L.D. May 7. I bap d Abigal Fairbanks. 

L.D. May 28. 1780 I bap d Obed-edom Smith : in Harwich, upon Cape 
Cod. 

Tuesday June. 6. I bap d Serrel Smith : in Rehoboth. 

L.D. June. 11. I bap d Old M rs Abigal Guild. 

L.D. July 2 d I bap d Martha Dagget, Anner Stanley and Levinah 
Cheever. 

Thursday June. 22 d I bap d Juduth Wellman in Mansfield. 

Thursday July. 20th. I bap d Susanna White. 

L.D. July 23 d I bap d Rhoda Stearns and Ruth Tingley. 

L.D. August. 13th. I bap d Abigail Taber. 

L.D. September. 3 d I bap d Dolley Titus. 

Tuesday October 17. I bap d Amos Wood*, and Mary Kezar and 
Hannah Elsworth : in Rowley. 

L.D. Nov r 5. I bap d William Blackenton. 

L.D. Nov r 26. I bap d Chloe Cheever. 

* Note. — Brother Wood was, after this, educated at R. I. College, was 
soon setled as the minister of the town and Pastor of the Chh. of Weair, in this 
State — was an excellent preacher. And continued faithful unto the death. 
[This footnote is in the original. — Editor.] 



Baptisms and Marriages by Elder Job Seamans 41 

Thursday December. 7. I bap d Olive Cheever. 

Tuesday December. 12. I bap d the widow sarah Kingman : in Norton. 

L.D. March nth 1781. I bap d Noah Whitcumb and Thomas Curtice: 

in Stoton. 
LD. March. 18th. I bap* Hannah Crowley. 
LD. May. 13th. I bap 1 Abigal Cheever, of Wrentham 
Friday Aug 1 24. I bap 1 Biel Grover's wife of Mansfield 
Thursday March 25th. 1788. I bap 1 Simon Kezar and Nathan Good- 
win, in Sutton Newhampshire. 
On Friday June the 20th. I with my Family set out for New London, 

in the State of New-hampshire, and on July the 1st. 1788. we 

arived. 
Wednesday Oct 1 " 8th I bap d Ebenezer Huntting, Nathan Goodwin's 

wife, Hannah, and John Morgan Juner, in New London. 
Monday June. 1st 1789. I bap d Cimbal Benjamin* Sargent 

and a widow Sawyer, in Hopkinton. 
Wednesday June 23 d 1790. I bap d Ebenezer Shepard. 
Saturday August 18th. 1792. I bap d Samuel Hoyt, in Hopkinton. 
Friday Aug 1 31. I bap d Polley Goodwin. 

Monday Sep 1 17. I bap d Benjamin Cilley and his wife, in Andover. 
Tuesday Oct r 2^ d I bap d John Hoyt, in Hopkinton. 
Wednesday Nov r 7th. I bap d Elisebeth, wife of Peter Sargent Juner, 

Johnf Nichol's wife and Jesse Dow's wife. 
Tuesday Nov 1 " 13th. I bap d Caleb Seagar and his wife, John Brockle- 

bank's wife, Samuel Messers wife, Benjamin Woodbury's wife 

and John Slacks wife. 
Wednesday Nov r 21. I bap d Nathaniel Fales and his wife. 
Thursday January. 17th 1793. I bap 1 Benjamin Woodbury. Peter 

Sargent Juner, Ebenezer Shepard Juner, and MehittibleKnowltton. 
LD. Feb r 10th. I bap d James Hutchings, Jonathan Woodbury, Daniel 

Woodbury, Phinehas Woodbury John Shepard, David Everett 

and Lois Sargent and Olive Woodbury 
LD. Feb r 24th. I bap 1 Abner Whittier, Seth Gay and Sarah Seamans. 

(my eldest daughter) Zillah Woodbury and Unice Gay. 
Friday March. 8th. I bap d Jonathan Everett, Jeremah Pingree, 

Robert Knowltton, Josiah Davis, Nathaniel Emerson and Jona- 
than Huntting, John Morgan J r s wife, Margret Morgan, and 

Ruth Seagar and Molley Everett. 
LD. March. 10th 1793. I bap 1 Zebedee Hayse and Mris Chloe. his 

wife. 
LD. March. 30th. I bap d Hannah Keazar. 
Friday April. 19th. I bap d Thomas Currier. Jonathan Herrick, John 

Kimbal, John Dole. Joseph Messer, Doctor William Leach and 

Moses Heath, (a young man deaf and dumb, from his birth.) 

* Brother Sargent soon entered upon the work of the ministry — . was 
ordained in Bow — has made good proficincy. [This footnote is in the original. 
— Editor.] 

t Tosiah [This footnote is in the original. — Editor.] 



42 Baptisms and Marriages by Elder Job Seamans 

Betcy Herrick, Molley Dole, Asuba Kimbal, Susanah Hutchings, 

Betsey Lyon and Dolley Harvey 
Wednesday April 24th. I bap d Susanna Smith. 
Friday May 10th. I bap d Samuel and Salley Kezar. 
Friday May 24th. I bap d James H Messer and Moses Hills and Betsey 

Messer, Hannah Shepard, wife of Jesse Shepard and Hannah 

Sargent, of Hopkinton. 
Monday June 10th. I bap d Susannah & Lydia Seagar in Springfield. 
LD. July 28. I bap d Antony Manwel, (M r Manwel is a French man: 

was christianed in France, by a Papest priest, and again in this 

country, by a pado-baptist minister. And now at 77 years of age, 

followed the great redeemer into the water.) Abigal Davis and 

Dorcas Hall, in Bow. 
Thursday Aug 1 8th. I bap d Theophilus Cram, Josiah Nichols, Eliphalet 

Woodward, and Nathan Baker, and Catharine Smith and Hannah 

Hutchings 
Wednesday Aug 1 21. I bap d Thomas Burpe, of 74 years of age. 

John Adams, of about 70. and his wife between 60 & 70. and 

Dolley W T adley. 
Tuesday Sep 1 17th. I bap d Sollomon Adams and his wife and their 

eldest son Sollomon, and their eldest daughter Susannah 
Monday Oct r 14th. I bap 1 Ephraim Fisk. 
Wednesday Oct r 23 d I bap d Joseph Colby and his wife and Ebenezer 

Shepards wife. 
Friday Nov r 8th. I bap d Betcey Keazar and Theophilus Cram's wife. 
Friday April. 25th 1794. I bap d Judath Whittier. 
Saturday May 31. I bap d Abraham Kimbal, Thomas Eaton, Salley 

Hammond and Salley Hildrick. In Hopkinton. 
Tuesday June. 24th. I bap d Eliphalet Woodwards wife. 
Saturday July. 12th. I bap d Levi Harvey, Peter Sargent, John Adams 

Juner, David Smith, Jesse Shepard, Elizebeth Harvey and Jamima 

Knowltton. 
Thursday Sep 1 4th. I bap d brother Thomas Currier's wife, Sarah 

Brocklebank and Moses Hill's wife. 
Friday Feb r 6th 1795. I bap d Meletiah Daggett, wife of Joseph 

Daggett, in Attleborough. She lived at Ottercrick. 
Friday December 14th 1798. I bap d Israel Bryant, Lowring Thomp- 
son, David Richardson, Abigal Coburn, Sabre Coburn, Hannah 

Barrows, Hannah Barrows, the younger, Mehitable Bryant, Salley 

Bryant, Polley Richardson and Anna Roberts. In Cornish. 
Friday June. 14th. 1799. I bap d Christopher Smith, John Kilton, 

Charles Smart, Frances Smart, Otis Barney, Israel Peck, 

Nathaniel Hale and Britania Fisher and Hannah Peck. Grafton. 
Wednesday Nov* 26th. 1800. I bap 1 Penuel Everett. 
L D. Aug 1 9th 1801. I bap d Mary Tomson, in Cornish. 
Friday Oct r 30th 1801. I bap d Hannah Everett. 
Wednesday Decem r 9th 1801. I bap d Lucey Everett. 

{To be continued) 



Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society 43 



OFFICIAL NOTICES OF THE MASSACHUSETTS 
SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

On Thursday afternoon, 22 May, 1913, the Committee on At Home 
Days received at the Society's Rooms, in commemoration of the two 
hundred and ninety-first anniversary of the first wedding in Plymouth 
Colony, that of Edward 1 Winslow and the widow Susanna (Fuller) 
White. 

At the regular meeting of the Board of Assistants held at the 
Society's Rooms on Wednesday afternoon, 25 June, 1913, Mrs. Walter 
F. Avers resigned from the Board, owing to intended absence from 
the state, and Miss Mary F. Edson was chosen an Assistant, to fill 
the vacancy. Miss Edson then resigned the office of Historian, and 
Mrs. Charles F. White was chosen Historian, to fill the vacancy. 

Library and Cabinet 

The Society's Library contains over eleven hundred volumes of 
genealogical and historical works, which the members may consult 
at the Society's Rooms. 

The Cabinet contains interesting relics, including two books printed 
by Elder William Brewster at Leyden, in 1618 and 1619. 

Gifts of relics connected with the Mayflower Passengers or their 
descendants, or of books or pamphlets on genealogy or town history, 
will be gratefully received and will be acknowledged both in "Pilgrim 
Notes and Queries " and by personal letter. 

Donations to the Library and Cabinet 

From Mrs. Theoda J. Hill: "Holmes Hinckley An Industrial 
Pioneer 1 793-1 866" 

From Mr. Eugene H. Robbins: A Photograph of the Gravestone 
of Jeduthan Robbins, 1 667-1 721. 

From Mr. Frank Edson Parlin, the compiler: "The Descendants 
of Nicholas Parlin of Cambridge, Mass." 

From Miss Mary Smith Clark and Miss Sarah Louisa Clark : A 
Serving Tray once owned by their great-grandfather, Micah Stetson, 
born in 1754: also a Teapot formerly the property of their grandfather 
Edward Eells, born in 1779. 

Members Elected 
May 13, 1913. 

1234. Mrs. Alexander Morton Wetherell. Fall River, Mass.. eighth 
from Richard Warren. 



44 Reports from State Societies 

1235. Charles Henry Brigham, Brookline, Mass., eighth from Richard 

Warren. 

1236. Mrs. Julian Caverly Gonzales, Galveston, Texas, ninth from 

John Alden. 

1237. Miss Abby Anne Grant, Salem, Mass., eighth from Isaac 1 Aller- 

ton, seventh from Remember 2 Allerton. 

1238. Miss Mary Abbie Grant, Salem, Mass., ninth from Isaac 1 Aller- 

ton, eighth from Remember 2 Allerton. 

1239. Mrs. Francis Thompson Owen, Great Barrington, Mass., eighth 

from Myles Standish. 
June 25, 1913. 

1240. Miss Ellen Marie Clark, St. Paul, Minn., eighth from Stephen 1 

Hopkins, seventh from Gyles 2 Hopkins. 

1241. Miss Caroline Brewster Dill, Melrose, Mass., tenth from 

William Brewster. 

1242. Oscar Elisha Morton, Boston, Mass., seventh from Edward 

Doty. 

1243. Mrs. John Humphreys Storer, Boston, ninth from Stephen 1 

Hopkins, eighth from Constance 2 Hopkins. 

1244. Mrs. John Glover Kellogg, Danbury, N. H., eighth from Wil- 

liam Bradford. 

Supplemental Lines Accepted 
June, 1913. * 

887. Frederick W. Fosdick, tenth from William Brewster. 
1 138. Mrs. Abner H. Davis, ninth from John Alden. 
123 1. Miss Mary H. Davis, ninth from Peter Brown. 

Attest : George Ernest Bowman, 

Secretary. 



REPORTS FROM STATE SOCIETIES 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SOCIETY 

Members Elected 
October 8, 1912. 

273. Mrs. David Albert Gove, Orting, Wash., ninth from William 

Brewster. 
November 19, 1912. 

274. Joseph Allen Minturn, Indianapolis, Ind., ninth from John 

Howland. 

275. Mrs. Harry Edwards Claflin, Washington, eighth from Isaac 1 

Allerton, seventh from Mary 2 Allerton. 
2yd. Charles John Ingles, Washington, ninth from James 1 Chilton, 
eighth from Mary 2 Chilton. 



Some June Anniversaries 45 

February 11, 1913. 

277. Miss Florence Elizabeth Wilcox, Washington, ninth from 
William Brewster. 



WISCONSIN SOCIETY 

Officers were elected at the annual meeting held 21 November, 1912, 
as follows: 

Governor, Mrs. Edward P. Vilas 

Deputy Governor, Ellis B. Usher 

Secretary, Mrs. John W. Mariner 

Treasurer, Mrs. Edmund C. Gray 

Historian, Miss Mary L. Atwood 

Surgeon, Dr. George A. Harlow 

Captain, Thomas L. Kennan 

Assistants, Mrs. William B. Way 

Mrs. Edward M. Fuller 

Miss Mary L. Peterson r 

Miss J. Frances Camp 

Mrs. Frank M. Hoyt 

Fred M. Strong 

Charles A. Vilas 



SOME JUNE ANNIVERSARIES 

By the Editor 

1 Tune, 1627 (new style), Division of the Cattle, at Plymouth. 

1 June, 169 1, William 4 Eaton {Benjamin*" 2 , Francis 1 ) was born at 

Plymouth. 
I June, 1706, Squire Haskell 4 (John*, Patience 2 Soule, George*) was 

born at Middleborough. 

1 June, 1710, James Barrelf (Lydia [Turner*] James, Mary 3 Brewster, 

Jonathan 2 , William 1 ) died at Scituate. 

2 June, 1650, Mercy Latham 4 (Susanna Winslow 3 , Mary 2 Chilton, 

James 1 ) was born at Plymouth. She married Isaac Harris. 
2 June, 1672, Katherine Winslow 4 (Edward 3 , Mary 2 Chilton, James 1 ) 
was born at Boston. 

2 June, 1702, Elizabeth Paine 5 (John 4 , Mary Snow 5 , Constance 2 Hop- 

kins, Stephen 1 ) was born at Eastham. Her mother was Bennet 
Freeman 4 (Mercy Prence 3 , Patience 2 Brewster, JVilliam 1 ). She 
married Jabez Snow 5 (Jabcz*' 3 , Constance 2 Hopkins, Stephen 1 ). 

3 June, 1719, Abigail Stock-bridge* (Lydia BarrelF, Lydia [Turner 4 ] 

James, Mary 3 Brewster, Jonathan 2 , William 1 ) was born at Scituate. 
She married Turner. 



46 ' Some June Anniversaries 

5 June, 1704, Benjamin* Soule {Benjamin 3 , John 2 , George 1 ) was born 
at Plymouth. His mother was Sarah 8 Standish {Alexander 2 , 
Myles 1 ). He married Hannah Whitman. 

5 June, 1712, James Sprout 8 {Elizabeth 2 Samson, Henry 1 ) married 
Elizabeth Southworth. 

5 June, 1712, David 3 Samson {Caleb 2 , Henry 1 ) married Mary Chafnn. 

6 June, 1695, William Paine 5 {John*, Mary Snow 5 , Constance 2 Hop- 

kins, Stephen 1 ) was born at Eastham. His mother was Bennet 
Freeman 4 {Mercy Prencc 3 , Patience 2 Brewster, William 1 ). He 
married Sarah Bacon. 
10 June, 1689, John Cobb 4 {Rachel 3 Soule, John 2 , George 1 ) was born 

at Middleborough. He married, first, Joanna , and, second, 

Mary Conant. 

10 June, 1693, Ichabod 3 Standish {Alexander 2 , Myles 1 ) was born. His 

mother was Desire 2 (Doty) (Sherman) Holmes, daughter of 
Edward 1 Doty. He married Phebe Ring 4 {Eleazer s , Deborah* 
Hopkins, Stephen 1 ). 

11 June, 1670, John Haskell 3 {Patience 2 Soule, George 1 ) was born at 

Middleborough. He married Mary Squire. 
11 June, 1713, Phineas Pratt 6 {Samuel*^, Mary 2 Priest, Degory 1 ) was 

born at Middleborough. 
13 June, 1703, Jane Latham 5 {Chilton*, Susanna Winslow 3 , Mary 2 

Chilton, James 1 ) was born at Bridgewater. 

15 June, 1691, Jacob Tinkham 4 {Helkiah 3 , Mary 2 Brown, Peter 1 ) was 

born at Plymouth. He married Hannah Cobb. 

16 June, 1719, Thomas Little 5 {John 4 , Ephraim s , Anna 2 Warren, 

Richard 1 ) was born at Marshfield. His mother was Constant 

Fobes 4 {Martha [Pabodie 3 ~\ Seabury, Elisabeth 2 Alden, John 1 ). 

He married Sarah Baker 5 {Kenelm 4 , Sarah 3 Bradford, William 2 ' 1 ). 

Sarah Baker's mother was Patience 3 Doty {John 2 , Edward?) . 
18 June, 1648, Lydia Bartlett 3 {Mary 2 Warren, Richard 1 ) was born at 

Plymouth. She married James Barnaby and John Nelson. 
18 June, 1661, John Winslow 4 {Edward 3 , Mary 2 Chilton, James 1 ) was 

born at Boston. 
18 June, 1686, Josiah Haskell 3 {Patience 2 Soule, George 1 ) was born at 

Middleborough. He married Sarah Kanady. 
20 June, 1703, Nathan Pratt 5 {Samuel*~ 3 , Mary 2 Priest, Degory 1 ) was 

born at Middleborough. 
20 June, 1717, Zachariah Weston 4 {Rebecca 3 Soule, John 2 , George 1 ) 

married Mehitable Shaw. 

22 June. 1720. Betty Haskell 4 {Josiah 3 , Patience 2 Soule, George 1 ) was 

born at Middleborough. 

23 June, 1696, Benjamin Snow 4 {Benjamin 3 , Rebecca 2 Brown, Peter 1 ) 

was born at Bridgewater. 

24 June. 1708, Ephraim Tinkham 4 {Ephraim 3 , Mary 2 Brown, Peter 1 ) 

married Martha Cobb at Middleborough. 

25 June, 1609, William Brewster, his wife Mary and his son Jonathan 

made depositions at Leyden, Holland, which give their approxi- 
mate ages. 



Some July Anniversaries 47 

26 June, 1682, Abigail (Snow 3 ) Ford, wife of Michael Ford, daughter 

of Abigail 2 Warren (Richard 1 ) was buried at Marshfield. 

27 June, 1683, Mercy Sprout 3 (Elizabeth 2 Samson, Henry') married 

Thomas Oldham. 

28 June, 1683, Thomas Little* (Semite? , Anna 2 Warren, Richard 1 ) 

was born at Marshfield. His mother was Sarah Gray 4 (Mary 
Winslow 3 , Mary 2 Chilton, James 1 ). 

29 June, 1686, Constant Fobes 4 (Martha [Pabodie*'] Seabury, Eliza- 

beth 2 Alden, John 1 ) was born. [See record of Thomas Little 1 , 
born 16 June, 1719.] 

30 June, 1714, John Little 5 (John*, Ephraim 3 , Anna 2 Warren, Richard) 

was born at Marshfield. 



SOME JULY ANNIVERSARIES 

By the Editor 

1 July, 1655, Mary (Dingly) Standish, wife of Josiah 2 Standish 
(Myles 1 ) y died at Marshfield. 

2 July, 1672, Elizabeth Haskell 3 (Patience 2 Soule, George 1 ) was born 
at Middieborough. She married Thomas Drinkwater. 

2 July, 1713, Ruth Samson 6 (Abraham*, Lorah 3 Standish, Alexander , 
Myles 1 ) was born at Duxbury. Her mother was Penelope 3 Samson 
(James 2 , Henry 1 ). She married Amaziah Delano. 

3 July, 1694, Anna Little 4 (Ephraim 3 , Anna 2 Warren, Richard 1 ) 
married Thomas Gray at Boston. 

4 July, 1684, Mary Haskell 3 (Patience 2 Soule, George 1 ) was born at 
Middieborough. 

5 July, 1713, Elizabeth Tinkham 5 (Helkiah*~ s , Mary 2 Brown, Peter 1 ) 
was born at Plymouth. 

6 July, 1702, Alexander 2 Standish (Myles 1 ) died at Duxbury. He 
married, first, Sarah 2 Alden (John 1 ). He married, second, Desire 2 
(Doty) (Sherman) Holmes, daughter of Edward 1 Doty. 

9 July, 1703, Cornelius Bennett 5 (Ruth Coombs*, Francis 3 , Sarah: 
Priest, Degory 1 ) was born at Middieborough. He married Ruth 
Gorham 4 (Shubael 3 , Desire 2 Howland, John 1 ). 

9 July, 1719, Ebenezer Tinkham married Hannah Turner. 

10 July, 1 710, Ruth Little 5 (John*, Ephraim 3 , Anna 2 Warren, Richard 1 ) 
was born at Marshfield. She married Tobias Oakman. 

11 July, 1716, Mary Pratt 5 (Samuel*~ s , Mary 2 Priest, Degory 1 ) was 
born at Middieborough. She married, first, Nathaniel Washburn, 
and, second, Eleazer Cary. 

11 July, 1723, Nathan Weston 5 (Nathan*, Rebecca 3 Soule, John 2 , 

George 1 ) was born. 
13 July, 1706, Sarah Higgins* (Sarah Freeman 5 , Edmund*, Mercy 

Rrcncc 3 . Patience 2 Brewster, William 1 ) was born at Eastham. She 

married Tesse Smith. 



48 Some July Anniversaries 

15 July, 1662, Mercy Sprout 8 {Elizabeth 2 Samson, Henry 1 ) was born 

at Scituate. She married Thomas Oldham. 
17 July, 1698, Mary Eames 5 {Mercy Sawyer ', Mercy Little*, Anna' 

Warren, Richard 1 ) was born at Marshfield. She married, first, 

William Sherman, and, second, Thomas Phillips. 
19 July, 1635, Joseph 8 Rogers {Joseph 2 , Thomas 1 ) was born. He 

married Susanna Dean. 
19 July, 1660, Myles 2 Standish {Myles 1 ) married Sarah Winslow* 

{Mary 2 Chilton, James 1 ) at Boston. ' 
19 July, 171 1, Mercy Eames 5 {Mercy Sawyer*, Mercy Little 6 , Anna 2 

Warren, Richard 1 ) married Joseph Phillips at Marshfield. 
21 July, 1615, Isabella 2 Chilton {James 1 ) married Roger Chandler at 

Leyden, Holland. 
21 July, 1 72 1, Jerusha Phillips 6 {Mercy Eames 5 , Mercy Sawyer*, 

Mercy Little 6 , Anna 2 Warren, Richard 1 ) was born. She married 

Benjamin Hatch. 
23 July, 1685, Sarah Little 6 {Sarah Gray*, Mary Winslow 9 , Mary 2 

Chilton, James 1 ) was born at Marshfield. She married Richard 

Billings. 
26 July, 1701, Elizabeth 4 Eaton {Samuel 6 ' 2 , Francis 1 ) was born at 

Middleborough. She married William Canedy. 
26 July, 1 71 5, Ruth Avery 6 {Ruth Little*, Ephraim 6 , Anna 2 Warren, 

Richard 1 ) was born at Truro. She married Rev. Jonathan Parker. 
2j July, 1695, John Weston 4 {Rebecca 6 Soule, John 2 , George 1 ) was 

born. He married Content Jackson. 
2y July, 1702, Ebenezer Barrows 5 {Mercy Coombs*, Francis 6 , Sarah 2 

Priest, Degory 1 ) was born at Middleborough. 

30 July, 1709, Cornelius Jones 5 {Deborah Coombs*, Francis 6 , Sarah 2 

Priest, Degory 1 ) was born at Barnstable. 

31 July, 1675, Susanna Winslow 4 {Edward 3 , Mary 2 Chilton, James 1 ) 

was born at Boston. She married John 3 Alden {John *"*). 
31 July, 1693, Rebecca Weston 4 {Rebecca 6 Soule, John 2 , George 1 ) was 
born. She married Thomas Darling. 



The Mayflower Passengers 



49 



THE MAYFLOWER ANCESTORS 

In the following list will be found the names of the forty-nine (49) 
Mayflower Passengers from whom it is now possible to prove descent 



John 1 Alden 
Isaac 1 Allerton 

wife Mary 

daughter Mary 2 

daughter Remember 2 
John 1 Billington 

wife Eleanor 

son Francis 2 
William 1 Bradford 
William 1 Brewster 

wife Mary 

son Love 2 
Peter 1 Brown 
James 1 Chilton 

wife 

daughter Mary 2 
Francis 1 Cooke 

son John 2 



Edward 1 Doty 
Francis 1 Eaton 

wife Sarah 

son Samuel 2 
Edward 1 Fuller 

wife , 

son Samuel 2 
Dr. Samuel 1 Fuller 
Stephen 1 Hopkins 

2d wife, Elizabeth 

son Gyles 2 
(by 1st wife) 

daughter Constance 2 
(by 1st wife) 
John 1 Howland 
William 1 Mullins 

wife Alice 

daughter Priscilla 2 



Degory 1 Priest 

Thomas 1 Rogers 
son Joseph" 

Henry 1 Samson 

George 1 Soule 

Myles 1 Standish 

John 1 Tilley 

wife 

daughter Elizabeth 2 

Richard 1 Warren 

William 1 White 
wife Susanna 
son Resolved 2 
son Peregrine 2 

Edward 1 Winslow 



THE MAYFLOWER PASSENGERS FROM WHOM 
WE CANNOT PROVE DESCENT 



Bartholomew 2 Allerton 
John Allerton 
John 2 Billington 
Dorothy Bradford 
Wrestling 2 Brewster 
Richard Britteridge 
William Butten 
Robert Carter 
John Carver 
Katharine Carver 
Maid servant of the 

Carvers 
Richard Clarke 
Humility Cooper 
John 1 Crackston 
son John 2 

Ely 

Thomas English 
Moses Fletcher 



Richard Gardiner 
John Goodman 
William Holbeck 
John Hooke 
Damaris 2 Hopkins 
Oceanus 2 Hopkins 
John Langmore 
William Latham 
Edward Leister 
Edmund Margeson 
Christopher Martin 

wife 

Desire Minter 
Ellen More 
Jasper More 
Richard More 
[a boy] More 
Joseph 2 Mullins 
Solomon Prower 



John Rigdale 

wife Alice 

Rose ( ) Standish 

Elias Story 
Edward Thomson 
Edward Tilley 

wife Ann 
Thomas 1 Tinker 

wife 

son 

William Trevore 
John 1 Turner 

son 



son 



Roger Wilder 
Thomas Williams 
Elizabeth Winslow, 

(wife of Edward 1 ) 
Gilbert Winslow 



50 Register of Minor Children 



REGISTER OF MINOR CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, 

NEPHEWS AND NIECES OF MEMBERS OF THE 

SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

( Continued from page 34) 

[Membership in the Society of Mayflower Descendants is limited 
to persons over eighteen years of age, and we have frequently been 
urged to devise some plan for registering younger children, both for 
permanent record as a part of the "Mayflower Genealogies" which 
we have been compiling for many years, and for the purpose of mak- 
ing it easier for such children to become members of the Society, 
when they reach the required age. 

We have, therefore, established a registry of the children, under 
eighteen years of age, of members of the Society of Mayflower De- 
scendants. Members of all State Societies may register their children 
on payment, strictly in advance, of a fee of one dollar for each child, 
to cover the expense of recording and card indexing, and of printing 
in this department. The names of children registered will be printed, 
unless we are requested not to print them. 

Minor children of deceased members may be registered by any 
other member of the Society. 

A member of any State Society of Mayflower Descendants may 
register a minor grandchild, or a minor nephew or niece, if the child's 
father or mother, through whom the Mayflower descent is claimed, 
died without becoming a member of the Society. 

The full name, place of birth and date of birth must be given for 
each child to be registered, also the name of the State Society of which 
the parent is a member. If both parents are members, the fact should 
be stated. 

Minor children of living parents who are eligible to membership 
in the Society, but have not become members, cannot be registered in 
this department. They may, however, be recorded, for the same fee, 
in our Registry of Non-Members, which will include non-members of 
all ages.] 

[Register of Minor Children] 

Lorenzo D. Baker, Jr., Mass. 871, and Ethel (Cooke) Baker, Mass. 
1009: a daughter, Martha Hopkins Baker, born 3 May, 1908, at 
Boston. Mass. ; a son, Ralph Adams Baker, born 14 March, 1910, 
at Boston, Mass.; a son, Thayer Baker, born 21 March, 1912, at 
Boston, Mass. 

Robert S. Bickford. Mass. 798: a daughter, Ethel Sloane Bickford, 
born 6 November, 1901, at Boston, Mass. 



Notes by the Editor 51 

Rev. Frederick Manning Brooks, Mass. 298: a daughter, Louise Bruce 
Brooks, born 30 May, 1901, at Brookline, Mass.; a daughter, 
Cordelia Loring Brooks, born 19 June, 1906, at Watertown, Mass. ; 
a son, Frederick Manning Brooks, born 16 April, 1912, at Water- 
town, Mass. [Registered by their grandmother, Mrs. Cordelia 
Loring Brooks, Mass. 35.] 

G. Sidney Macfarlane, Mass. 945: a daughter, Cora Emily Macfar- 
lane, born 1 January, 1908, at Lynn, Mass. 

Mrs. Booker Hall Rucker, Mass. 1124: a son, Ray Southgate Rucker, 
born 6 April, 1905, at Rolla, Mo ; a son, Booker Hall Rucker, born 
8 May, 1909, at Rolla, Mo. 



NOTES BY THE EDITOR 

No Issues for July and August. Subscribers are reminded that, 
as already announced in each number, "Pilgrim Notes and Queries" 
will not be issued for the months of July and August in each year. 

Our next issue will be for the month of September. 

This first volume will close with the issue for December, 1913. 

Gift for the Colonial Research Work. Until 28 March, 1914, 
the entire receipts from sales of Bowman's Ancestral Charts will be 
turned over to the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 
to be used in its work of compiling the Mayflower Genealogies. 

Notice to Correspondents. We regret to say that the number of 
letters received by the Editor asking for information about the May- 
flower Pilgrims and their descendants, or about other Plymouth Colony 
families, is so large that it is impossible for one person to reply to all 
of them. 

For seventeen years the Editor has been compiling, from original 
sources, the genealogies of all the Mayflower families, including all 
their descendants in both male and female lines, and the Massachusetts 
Society of Mayflower Descendants already owns a very large collec- 
tion of material, only a small part of which has ever been put into 
print. The cost of making this collection, which is constantly increas- 
ing in size and in genealogical and historical value, has been heavy, 
and the Society cannot still further increase its expenses by employing 
an assistant to supply this information free of charge. It has. there- 
fore, become necessary for the Editor to confine his attention to those 
who are willing to assist the Society in its important work by paying 
a fee for consultation. All such fees are used solely in extending the 
Societv's research work and remittances must be made payable to 
Massachusetts Societv of Mavflower Descendants. 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 



ii. 

in. 

IV. 

v. 

VI. 
VII. 

VIII. 



IX. 



CONTENTS -JUNE, J9J3 

Baptisms and Marriages, 1774-1824, By Elder Job 

Seamans Page 37 

Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society of 

Mayflower Descendants 43 

Reports from State Societies 44 

Some June Anniversaries 45 

Some July Anniversaries 47 

The Mayflower Ancestors .'.... 49 

The Mayflower Passengers From Whom We Cannot 

Prove Descent 49 

Register of Minor Children, Grandchildren, 
Nephews and Nieces of Members of the Soci- 
ety of Mayflower Descendants (Continued) . 50 
Notes by the Editor 51 



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GEORGE ERNEST BOWMAN, Editor 

Published by the 
Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants 

53 Mount Vernon Street, Boston 
VoL I SEPTEMBER, W3 No. 5 



BIRTH, MARRIAGE AND DEATH RECORDS FROM 
BENJAMIN PEROVAL'S DIARY 

By the Editor 

Through the courtesy of Mr. James L. Wesson of Boston, a mem- 
ber of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, the 
Editor has been allowed to copy and print in this magazine the gene- 
alogical items found in the diary of Benjamin Percival of Sandwich, 
Mass. The earliest entry now remaining in this diary was dated 
2& January, 1777, but the preceding leaf has been cut out. The latest 
entry was dated 22 April, 1817. 

With rare exceptions, the day of the week precedes the date of 
each entry, and has been retained in order to show the dates of events 
mentioned in such entries as those of 9 and 18 March, 1777. 



[From Benjamin Percivai/s Diary] 

Wednesday, 29 January, 1777, "Lazarus Lovel Died the night before 

last" 
Tuesday, 4 February, 1777, "we have been invited to Sarah Chanters 



weding to Day" 



53 



c 4 Records from Benjami?i Per rival's Diary 

Thursday, 6 February, 1777, "this after noon we have been to wed- 
ing we have had a great wedding" 

Monday, 17 February, 1777, "Reuben Fish Died this morning" 

Tuesday, 18 February, 1777, "I have been this after noon to Reuben 
Fish s funeral" 

Sunday, 9 March, 1777, "Cornelius Dexter was buried to Day he 
Died on fryday" 

Tuesday, 18 March, 1777, "Stephen Cobb was married last thursday 
Night" 

Monday, 24 March, 1777, "Jo s Larrance s wife was brought to bed 
with a Son last night" 

Thursday, 2j March, 1777, "this night I have been to Anne Good- 
speed 5 wedding" 

Friday, 28 March, 1777, "Come home from wedding with Some of 
the weddeners with me" 

Thursday, 24 April, 1777, "I staid at Uncle Seth Lothrops Last 
night" 

Wednesday, 30 April, 1777, "the widdow Marah Crocker Died yes- 
terday" 

Sunday, 4 May, 1777, "Rebeccah Otis was married Last week to a 
Certain Mr. Williams" 

Monday, 19 May, 1777, "m r Chanter Set out with his family for 
hartwood to Day" 

Monday, 26 May, 1777, "D r Freeman has been here to my Child 
Sick" 

Friday, 30 May, 1777, "Levi Fish was married Last night to Sarah 
Cobb" 

Sunday, 1 June, 1777, "Heman Hinkley and Lydia Lovill was Pub- 
lished" 

Friday, 6 June, 1777, "Jemima Parsevill was married Last night to 
Hezekiah Lombard and David Parker to the widdow Mehitable 
Bassett . this Day was found the body of Edmond Haws who 
hanged himself yesterday" 

Sunday, 8 June, 1777, "Deborah Lothrop Died yesterday at John 
Bates 5 " 

Saturday, 5 July, 1777, "John Foster Died this morning" 

Monday, 7 July, 1777, "John Crocker s Son a Lad of about 12 years 
of age had a Cart wheel Ran over his head which killed him in 
an instant and Same Day two young men viz Abraham Taylor 
and Solomon Goodspeed were unfortunately Drowned in Mars- 
tons Mill pond" 

Friday. 11 July, 1777, "Heman Hinkley was maried to Lydia Lovell 
Last night" 

Thursday, 17 July, 1777, "Sam 1 Hinkleys Son fell from mast head 
to Day into the water where he Lay at the bottom for Some 
time and then was taken up almost Dead So that his life is Dis- 
pared of" 



Records from Benjamin PercivaVs Diary 5 5 

Sunday, 20 July, 1777, "Benj a Nye had a Son Drowned yesterday 

in the mill floom" 
Wednesday, 6 August, 1777, "Father and Thos has been to town to 

mill" 
Sunday, 10 August, 1777, "I have been to meeting and little John has 

been to meeting" 
Tuesday, 12 August, 1777, "the widdow Charity Lovell Came here 

to work Last night" 
Thursday, 14 August, 1777, "Sam 1 Hilliard and our Tho s have been 

to Jo s Davis s with a Load of bark" 
Saturday, 23 August, 1777, "Father and James have been to town 

this after noon" 
Sunday, 24 August, 1777, "Timothy Hamlen a young man Died Last 

week" 
Thursday, 28 August, 1777, "Tho s Ames was married the night be- 
fore last" 
Sunday, 7 September, 1777, "Isaac Hinkley Jun r Died in Boston the 

night before Last" 
Friday, 12 September, 1777, "Jo s Thomas s Wife Died last monday 

night of the Consumtion" 
Tuesday, 23 September, 1777, "Jo s Landers a Wife have been her[e] 

this Evening" 
Wednesday, 24 September, 1777, "Jn° Fish had a Child Died vester- 

day" 
Thursday, 25 September, 1777, "Solomon Bodfish Jun r married to 

night" 
Monday, 6 October, 1777, "Solomon Bodfishe s Wife Died Last night 

having been in a Consumtion a long time" 
Tuesday, 7 October, 1777, "Solomon Bodfishes wife is buried to Day 

Some of our folks have been to funeral" 
Thursday, 9 October, 1777, "Abigail Bacon is to be married to night" 
Monday, 13 October, 1777, "Stephen Cobb mov d to Snake pond to 

Day" 
Thursday, 16 October, 1777, "Zaceus Howlands wife has been here 

to Day" 
Sunday, 19 October, 1777, "it was a general time of going to Sippe- 

can last night and we amongst the rest published m r Joshua 

Crocker to mr s Fear Thacher m r Benj a Lombard to m rs Pa- 
tience Goodspeed" 
Sunday, 2 November, 1777, "Joshua Backus and Benj a Backus 8 wife 

and Lemuel Crocker Came to town Last night from Hartwood" 
Saturday, 8 November, 1777, "Uncle Tho s Fuller Came here to Day 

our John has Cut little Jo s head" 
Monday, 10 November, 1777. "we have been Settleing accompts with 

uncle Tho s Fuller and Ruth Jones who is here to day Lemuel 

Crocker & Jo s Crocker Allen Crocker. Simon Jones & aunt 

Rebecca Fuller have been here to Dav" 



«j6 Records from Benjamin PercivaPs Diary 

Thursday, 13 November, 1777, "Father and Hilliard have been with 

a Load of Corn to the Widow Chipman and Zackeus Howland" 
Friday, 14 November, 1777, "Father and Hilliard have been to Sand- 
wich town with a Load of ears of corn to Fessenden and George 

Chanter Came home with him he came from Hartwood last 

monday" 
Saturday, 15 November, 1777, "Timothy Goodspeed has been here 

having Come from hartwood" 
Sunday, 16 November, 1777, "Zacheus Jenkins and Sarah Hinkley 

were publish d " 
Friday, 21 November, 1777, "Seth kersley was married Last night to 

hannah Conant" 
Sunday, 23 November, 1777, "Silvanus Jones and wife Came here 

last night" 
Thursday, 2.J November, 1777, "James Set out this morning with 

George Chanter for Lennox" 
Sunday, 30 November, 1777, "Ellis Fish was married this night to 

Elisabeth Cobb" 
Thursday, 11 December, 1777, "uncle Benj a Blossom and his wife 

loge here to night" 
Saturday, 27 December, 1777, "the Rev d m r Hawley s wife we hear 

is to be buried this Day" 
Sunday, 4 January, 1778, "Simeon Lovell was pub d to Mercy Ellis ,r 

"Gabez Goospeed Died this morning our little Jo s has got the 

hooping Cough very hard" 
Friday, 9 January, 1778, "Ellis Fish s Wife was brought to bed the 

night before Last with Son" 
Sunday, 11 January, 1778, "I have not been to meeting Father and 

mother went but came home at noon" 
Tuesday, 13 January, 1778, "this Day I am 26 years of age" 
Tuesday, 2j January, 1778, "George Hilliard got home Last night 

from Lancaster in Pensylvania having been in the Service 8 

months" 
Thursday, 19 February, 1778, "afternoon been to great marshes to 

get James Blossom to nurse Samuel Hilliard who is Sick with 

the Small Pox. ... he is Suppos d to have taken it from his Son 

George " 
Saturday, 21 February, 1778, "Sam 1 Hillards Small Pox turned 7 out 

to Day to be the Rash" 
Thursday, 26 February, 1778, "Shearjashub Wing was married to 

Rest Hoxsey Last thursday" 

( To be continued) 



Some August Anniversaries 57 

SOME AUGUST ANNIVERSARIES 
By the Editor 

2 August, 1687, Francis 3 Cooke {Jacob 2 , Francis 1 ) married Elizabeth 

Latham 4 (Susanna Winslow 3 , Mary 2 Chilton, James 1 ). 

3 August, 1666, Mercy Mendall, daughter of John, was born at 

Marshfield. She married Peter Tinkham 3 (Mary 2 Brown, 

Peter 1 ). 
5 August, 1649, Ephraim Tinkham 3 (Mary 2 Brown, Peter 1 ) was 

born at Plymouth. He married Esther Wright 3 (Hester 2 Cooke, 

Francis 1 ). 
5 August, 1661, Mary Tinkham 3 (Mary 2 Brown, Peter 1 ) was born 

at Plymouth. She married John Tomson 3 (Mary 2 Cooke, 

Francis 1 ). 
5 August, 1691, Ann Gray 5 (John*, Mary Winslow 3 , Mary 2 Chilton, 

James 1 ) was born at Plymouth. She married John Tinkham* 

(Helkiah 3 , Mary 2 Brown, Peter 1 ). 
7 August, 1678, Ann Winslow 4 (Edward*, Mary 2 Chilton, James 1 ) 

was born at Boston. She married John Taylor. 

7 August, 1681, Jeremiah Tinkham 4 (Ebenezer 3 , Mary 2 Brown, 

Peter 1 ) was born at Middleborough. He married Joanna . 

8 August 1727, John Miller died at Middleborough, in his fifty-eighth 

year. He had married Lydia Coombs 4 (Francis 3 , Sarah 2 Priest, 
Degory 1 ). 

12 August, 1659, Sarah Gray 4 (Mary Winslow 1 , Mary 2 Chilton, 

James 1 ) was born at Plymouth. She married Samuel Little* 
(Anna 2 Warren, Richard 1 ). 

13 August, 1687, Mary Tinkham 4 (Helkiah 3 , Mary 2 Brown, Peter 1 ) 

was born at Plymouth. She married Ebenezer Curtis. 

14 August, 1725, Mercy Phillips 6 (Mercy Fames*, Mercy Sawyer*, 

Mercy Little 3 , Anna 2 Warren, Richard 1 ) was born. She married 
Benjamin Hatch, Jr. 

15 August, 1620 (new style), The Mayflower sailed from Southamp- 

ton, England. 

15 August, 1685, Helkiah Tinkham 4 (Helkiah 3 , Mary 2 Brown, Peter 1 ) 

was born at Plymouth. He married Elizabeth . 

16 August, ( 1707, Patience 4 Standish (Myles 3 . Alexander 2 , Myles 1 ) 

was born at Duxbury. She married Caleb Tenner. 

17 August. 1695, Rev. Samuel 2 Fuller (Samuel 1 ) died at Middle- 

borough. 

17 August, 1688, John 3 Samson (Stephen 2 . Henry 1 ) was born at Dux- 

bury. He married Priscilla Bartlett 6 (Benjamin*"*, Mary' 
Warren, Richard 1 ). 

18 August, 1705, Sarah Pratt 6 (Samuel*' 3 , Mary 2 Priest. Degory 1 ) 

was born at Middleborough. She married Ebenezer Barrows. 



58 Some September Anniversaries 

19 August, 1723, Nathaniel Sprout* (James 3 , Elisabeth 2 Samson,, 

Henry 1 ) was born. 
.20 August, 1706, Sarah Snow 4 (Benjamin 3 , Rebecca 2 Brown, Peter 1 ) 

was born at Bridgewater. She married Nathaniel Pratt. 
22 August, 1680, John Tinkham 4 (Ephraim 3 , Mary 2 Brown, Peter 1 ) 

was born at Middleborough. He married Hannah 3 Howland 

(Isaac 2 , John 1 ). 
22 August, 1700, John Pratt 5 (Samuel*' 3 , Mary 2 Priest, Degory 1 ) 

was born at Middleborough. He married Elizabeth . 

24 August, 1623 (new style), Gov. William 1 Bradford married, at 

Plymouth, the widow Alice (Carpenter) Southworth. 
24 August, 1708, Rebecca Rickard 4 (Rebecca 3 Eaton, Benjamin 2 , 

Francis 1 ) was born at Plymouth. She married Seth Allen. 
24 August, 171 1, John Avery 6 (Ruth Little*, Ephraim 2 , Anna 2 War- 
ren, Richard?) was born at Truro. He married Mary Deming. 
26 August, 1702, Ruth Coombs 4 (Francis 3 , Sarah 2 Priest, Degory 1 ) 

married Ebenezer Bennett, at Middleborough. 
30 August, 1689, Samuel 4 Fuller (Samuel 3 ' 2 ' 1 ) was born at Plymouth. 

30 August, 1701, Moses 4 Standish (Ebenezer 3 , Alexander 2 , Myles 1 ) 

was born at Plymouth. He married Rachel Cobb 4 (RacheF 
Soulc, John 2 , George 1 ). 

31 August, 1720, William Little 5 (John*, Ephraim 3 , Anna 2 Warren, 

Richard?) was born at Marshfield. 



SOME SEPTEMBER ANNIVERSARIES 

By the Editor 

1 September, 1672, Richard Cook 4 (Deborah 3 Hopkins, Gyles 2 T 
Stephen 1 ) was born at Eastham. He married Hannah . 

1 September, 1695, Thomas Hamilton 6 (Mary Smith*, Mary 3 Hop- 

kins, Gyles 2 , Stephen 1 ) was born. He married Rebecca Mayo. 

2 September, 1655 (new style), Edward 1 Doty died at Plymouth. 

2 September, 1695, Sarah Bartlett 4 (Joseph 3 , Mary 2 Warren, Rich- 

ard 1 ) married Elisha Holmes, at Plymouth. 

3 September, 1678, Mary Phinney 4 (Mary 3 Rogers, Joseph 2 , 

Thomas 1 ) was born at Barnstable. She married John Eastlancl. 
3 September, 1695, Alice 4 Warren (James 3 , Nathaniel 2 , Richard 1 ) 

was born at Plymouth. She married Peleg Ford. 
3 September, 1713, Abigail 4 Hopkins (Joshua 3 , Gyles 2 , Stephen 1 ) 

married John Taylor, at Eastham. 
9 September, 1704, Mary Little 6 (Isaac*~ 3 , Anna 2 Warren, Richard?) 

was born at Marshfield. She married John 4 Winslow (Isaac 3 , 

Josiah 2 , Edward 1 ). 
10 September, 1651, Mary Bartlett 3 (Mary 2 Warren, Richard?) 

married Richard Foster. She married, second, Jonathan Morey. 



Some September Anniversaries 59 

11 September, 1716, Joseph 4 Alden (John*, Joseph 7 , John') was born. 

He married, first, Hannah Hall, and, second, Deborah ( ) 

Williamson. 

15 September, 1681, Judah Paddock was born at Yarmouth. He 

married Alice 3 Alden (David', John 1 ) at Duxbury. 

16 September, 1620 (new style), The Mayflower set sail from Plym- 

outh, England. 
16 September, 1705, Arthur Latham' (Chilton*, Susanna Winslow 3 , 

Mary 2 Chilton, James 1 ) was born at Bridgewater. He married 

Alice Allen. 
18 September, 1702, Ebenezer Sherman 2 (Desire 2 Doty, Edward 1 ) 

married Margaret Decro, at Marshfield. He married, second, 

Bathsheba Ford. 
20 September, 1690, John 4 Alden (John:"'' 1 ) was born at Boston. He 

married Anna Brame. 
20 September, 1724, Adam Wright 3 (Hester 2 Cooke, Francis 1 ) died 

at Plympton, Mass. He married, first, Sarah 3 Soule (John 2 , 

George 1 ), and, second, Mehitable Barrow. 
22 September, 1687 (new style), John 1 Alden died, at Duxbury. 

22 September, 1692, Samuel Smith 4 (Mary* Hopkins, Gyles 2 , Ste- 

phen 1 ) died at Eastham. He married Bathshua Lothrop. 

23 September, 1693, Patience Cobb 4 (Rachel 3 Soule, John 2 , George 1 ) 

was born at Middleborough. She married Samuel Tinkham 4 
(Ephraim 3 , Mary 2 Brown, Peter 1 ). 

23 September, 1704, John*' Hopkins (Judah*, Stephen 3 , Gyles 2 , Ste- 

phen 1 ) was born at Harwich. He married Mehitable Crosby. 
His mother w T as Hannah Mayo 6 (Samuel 4 , Hannah Prence 3 , Pa- 
tience 2 Brewster, William 1 ). His stepmother was Hannah Mayo 5 
(Hannah Freeman*, Mercy Prence 3 , Patience 2 Brewster, Wil- 
liam 1 ) . 

24 September, 1688, Sarah 4 Alden (Jsaac 3 , Joseph 2 , John 1 ) was 

born at Bridgewater. She married, first, Seth Brett, and, second, 
Recompense Cary. 

25 September, 1718, Ruth Church 6 (Richard*, Nathaniel 3 , Elisabeth 2 

Warren, Richard 1 ) married Ezekiel Hatch, at Scituate. 

28 September, 171 2, Elizabeth Robinson 5 (Hannah Wiswail*, Priscilla 

Pabodic 3 , Elisabeth 2 Alden, John 1 ) was born at Duxbury. She 
married Rev. Jacob Eliot. 

29 September, 1639, Elizabeth 3 Rogers (Joseph 2 , Thomas 1 ) was born. 

She married Jonathan Higgins. 
29 September, 1654, Josiah 3 White (Resolved. William 1 ) was born 
at Scituate. He married Remember Read. 

29 September, 1705. Lois Paine 5 (Nicholas*. Mary Snow 3 , Constances- 

Hopkins, Stephen 1 ) was born at Eastham. Her mother was 
Hannah Higgins 4 (Elizabeth 3 Rogers, Joseph 2 . Thomas 1 ). 

30 September, 1651, Ebenezer Tinkham 3 (Mary 2 Brown, Peter 1 ) was 

born at Plymouth. He married Elizabeth Burroughs. 



60 Family Records 

I 



OFFICIAL NOTICES OF THE MASSACHUSETTS 
SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

THE\S_ociety's Rooms at 53 Mt. Vernon St., Boston, have been 
painted and papered during the past summer; additional filing cases 
and card index cabinets, made necessary by the rapidly increasing data 
for the Massachusetts Society's "Mayflower Genealogies," have been 
purchased; and more shelf-room has been provided for our growing 
library, which now contains about thirteen hundred volumes. 

There will be a reception at the Society's Rooms on 24 October, 
1913. The eighteenth annual dinner will be held on "Compact Day," 
21 November, 1913. A commemorative service will be held at the 
"Old North Church" (Christ Church), Boston, on Forefathers' Day, 
21 December, 1913. The formal notice of each event will be published 
in "Pilgrim Notes and Queries" for the month in which the event 
occurs. 

Members Elected 

September 4, 1913. 

1245. Miss Minyon Devoe Watson, Taunton, ninth from Richard 

Warren. 

1246. Mrs. Joseph Watson, Taunton, eighth from Richard Warren. 

1247. Mrs. William Wardlaw Scott, Topeka, Kansas, eighth from 

William Bradford. 

Attest: George Ernest Bowman, Secretary 



FAMILY RECORDS 

( Continued from page jj) 

Ix order to preserve the records of births, marriages and deaths in 
family bibles, diaries, almanacs, account books, loose sheets of paper, 
samplers, etc., we will print in this department careful copies of the 
entries in any such records of families connected with descendants of 
the Mayflower Passengers, if the owners or other interested persons 
will present to this Society, for our collection, the original documents^ 
or photographic copies of such size that the records may be read with- 
out danger of error. 

Photographs of records of especial interest are from time to time 
reproduced in "The Mayflower Descendant." 

A Holmes Family Record 

The seven records here presented are found on two leaves evidently 
cut from a family bible. These leaves have been presented to the 



Abner Chase to His Wife — 1767 6 1 

Society, but nothing is known of their history. With the exception of 
the death of Mrs. Sarah Cone, the entries were all written at one time. 

Many members of the different Holmes families married descend- 
ants of Mayflower Passengers, and the Gilbert Holmes of this record 
may have been a descendant of such a marriage. It has, therefore, 
seemed best to print these entries, both to prevent their possible loss 
and to hasten the discovery of the ancestry of Gilbert Holmes. 

The records follow: 
"Gilbert Holmes and Mary Marsh Holmes were married Jan? 13 th 1819. 
Gilbert Holmes was born December 19 th 1791 
Mary Marsh Holmes was born September 17 th 1791 
Children of G. and M. M. Holmes. 
Edmund Wilson Holmes was born January 18 th 1820 
Mary Elizabeth Holmes was born August 4 th 1824 
Mary Marsh Holmes died September 26 th 1828 
Mrs. Sarah Cone, Mother of Gilbert Holmes, died -May 7 th 1838. 

Aged 66 Years" 

{To be continued) 



ABNER CHASE TO HIS WIFE— 1767 

The following letter, written to his wife by Abner Chase of Yar- 
mouth, Mass., while on a whaling voyage in the summer of 1767, has 
been copied by the Editor from the original in the possession of 
Miss Lucretia E. Berry. 

The inscription on the back of the letter reads: "To mr Abner 
Chase in Yarmouth att Cape Cod D W C" The letters "D W C" 
probably are an abbreviation for "Deliver With Care," which was 
frequently added to the address on old letters. 

The letter follows : 

"He of boy July y e 8 day 1767 

"Ever Loving wife after my Love to you and to all my Children 
and to fathers and mothers and brothers and sisters and to all my 
friends and as many as asketh after me I am well and I hope through 
the goodness of god these Lins may find you so and I have heavy news 
to inform you of I have Lost two of my poor men and may god gave 
their parence patence to bare the heavy tidings the poor men is 
william Smith and Isaac hinkely the poor Sols are drownded the 29 day 
of June about 3 of the Clock in the after noon and I my self was 
almost drownded and Sam basit and Gros Crow and moody baker 
was almost drownded but it was through the marcies of god we ware 
Saved for which I desier that you may all turn thanks to almighty god 
for my deliverance their was both of deacons halls Dots within 30 yards 
of us and took us up when our bote over set it was with an uncomon 
see and poor hinkley and Smith was drownded in a minit and o their 
Crys I hope asended into heaven their Crys parsed my heart but gods 



62 Baptisms and Marriages by Elder Job Seamans 

time was Come and I pray their parence to Consider by gods hand 
these things are brought forth I shall write to mr Smith and mr hinkly 
a leater if time will not fail I have been well and all the people on 
bord Ever since we Came from home I have Cast my vesel away once 
and got her of again without receiveing any dameg at all I have got 
90 barels of oyle and bone answerable to it and I have had such heard 
Lock that I have Concluded to take my Chanse up the river and Canot 
tell when I shall Come home but it will be in gods time I trust and I 
have Sniped Silas nucom and his son to go with me and shall Sail the 
first opertunity the wind blows fair if the Lord will I had news that 
our Litel daughter was sick and I was told that she was beter again 
So I Shall be at home as soon as I Can and desier the prayers of all 
my friends and relation and remain your Loving husband until death 

Abner Chase 
"All the Crew is well on bord Except those poor drownded men 
and remembers their love to their freinds" 



BAPTISMS AND MARRIAGES, J774-J824 
BY ELDER JOB SEAMANS 

(Continued from page 42) 

Wednesday Aug 1 25th. 1802. I bap d Elisabeth Bunker. 

Thursday Sep 1 16th. I bap d Joseph Slack and his wife and Ezekiel 

Knowltton. 
Monday December. 12th. 1803. I bap d Asa Burpe and Betsey Dow. 
Thursday April. 12th. 1804. I bap d Hannah Cram and Salley Parker, 

in Sutton. 
Saturday November. 24th. I bap d a Sister Cilley, in Canaan. 
Thursday April. 24th 1806. I bap d Ezekiel Sargent and his wife. 
Wednesday Sep 1 7th 1808. I bap d Antony Sargent, Amasa Sargent, 

Polley Shepard and Salley Currier. 
Monday October. 2^ 1809. I bap d Sarah Shepard, wife of Ebenezer 

Shepard Juner. 
Thursday Oct r 31. I bap d Jonathan Greely and his wife and Hannah, 

youngest daughter of decon Huntting 
Thursday Nov r 9. I bap d Stephen Sargent and his wife. M r John 

Addison's wife. William Gay's wife and Polley Slack, daughter 

of brother Joseph Slack. 
Thursday Nov* 16th. I bap d Benjamin Straw, Manning Seamans, 

(my son) Enoch Huntting and Daniel Sargent. 
Wednesday December 27th 1809. I bap d Jeremiah Pingree J r , 

Mathew Sargent, Osgood Whittier & John Davise. Elisebeth 

Hutchings, Delia Fletcher and Nancy Greely. 



Baptisms and Marriages by Elder Job Seamans 63 

Tuesday January. 9th 1810. I bap d John Hayse and Sisters [*] 
Davise, wife of M r Edmond Davise and Ruth Straw. 

Fryday April. 13th. 1810. I baptized Isaac Messer and his wife, Seth 
Collins, Valintine Easterbrooks, and Dexter Everett and Amey 
Everett, Selah Slack and Anna Adams. 

Thursday June. 28th. 1810. I bap 1 in Springfield, M r Enoch Jones 
and his wife, Ruben Roby and M rs Morse, wife of M r [*] Morse. 

Wednesday Nov r 9th 1816. I baptized brother John Addison 

Tuesday Nov 1 " 12th 1816. I baptized Sister Shepard, second wife of 
brother Jesse Shepard. 

Thursday Oct r 23 d 1817. I baptized Sister Coborn, wife of M r Robert 
Coborn. 

Monday October. 12th 1818. I baptized Unice Everett, daughter of 
M r Levi Everett. 

Tuesday Nov 1 " 3 d I baptized Daniel Bigsford and his wife, Nathaniel 
Clement, Gideon Wilkins, Rachel Clement and Hannah Addison. 

Monday Nov 1 9th. 1818. I bap d Johnson Sargent. Benjamin Quimby, 
Stephen Sargent, Polly Woodward, Mehittible Sargent, Hannah 
Sargent, Sally Everett, Molly Adams Prudence Sargent, Plume 
Sargent, and Lucretia Eaton. 

Tuesday December. 1st A baptizing was attended, and Elder Otis 
Robinson, being present, by my desire on account of my infirmi- 
tes of body, administered. The persons he baptized were — Daniel 
Adams, Aaron Shepard, Sarah Pingry, Dolley Woodward, Zillah 
Everett, Sophrania Sargent, Phebe Collins, Manda Dow, Rhap- 
sama Sargent and Polley Sargent. 

Tuesday December 22 d 1818. Elder Robinson baptized 19 persons. 
viz. Jonathan Gage, John Gates, Thomas Burpee, James Wood- 
ward. Samuel Fales, Isaac Bean, Moses Pingry, William Bunker, 
Jerimiah Shepard, Emely Gates. Susan Fales. Abigail Seamans, 
Dolley Adams, Rebeckah Sargent, Rebeckah Chase, Polly Greely, 
Hulda Messer, Rosanna Davis and Sally Bunker. 

Wednesday Decern 1 " 23 d Brother Robinson baptized Joseph Wood- 
ward, Ezekiel Bunker, Mary W T oodman, Polly Woodward and 
Mary Colby. 

Tuesday January. 5th 1819. Elder Robinson baptized Lydia Wood- 
ward, Joseph Brown, Emela Gage, Amos Page, Hanna Hopson 
and Afpha Davis. 

Friday January. 8th. Elder Robinson Baptized Mathia Greenwod. 
Abigail Sargent. Rebekah Fales and John Wood Mar}- Blake r 
Polley Sargent and Jeremiah Burpee. 

Tuesday January. 26th. I baptized my eldest son, Job Seamans J r , 
Chase Clement Johnf 
* Space was left for the given name. 

t This record is at the bottom of the page, and the record of marriages had 
been started at the top of the following page ; the record of baptisms, therefore. 
was continued at the end of the book, but has been printed here for convenience 
of reference. 



64 Baptisms and Marriages by Elder Job Seamans 

Records of Baptisms {Continued) 

Tuesday January 26th 1818. I baptizd my eldest son Job Seamans 

J r , Chase Clement, John Addison J r , and Abigail Dow. 
Thursday February, nth. I baptizd Levi Brown, Jonathan S March, 

brother John Pages wife, my daughter, Rhoda Seamans, Olive 

Hayse, ' Abigail Hayse, The widow [*] Evens and Meriam 

Sergant „ \ 

Friday March 5th. I baptized James Hayse and Deborah Sargent, 

wife of brother Daniel Sargent. 
Monday June 7th I baptized the widow Catharine Messer and Mrs 

Gage, wife of M r Asa Gage. 
Lordsday October 3 d I baptized brother Seth Gay's wife. — A blind 

woman 
Monday July 2^ I baptized my Son-in law, Daniel Davise, and my 

daughter, Mary Harvey, in Sutton. 181 9. 
L.D. May 23. 1819 Ruth Sargent was baptized . j 

L.D October 24. 1819 Doc. Colby was baptized 
Tuesday Nov r 13th 1821. I baptized Mrs Todd and Louisa Adams 
Friday May 3 d 1822. I baptized brother Jonathan Hunttings' wife 

and eldest son, Israel. 



[Marriages by Elder Job Seamans] 

Marriages administered by Elder Job Seamans, in Attleborough. 

September. 15th 1774. Elder Maturean Ballue of Richmond, was 
married to the widow Lidia Bloss of Attleborough. 

January, nth 1775. Enoch Starkey, was married to Betty Blackinton. 

April. 14th. Oliver Robins was married to the widow Chloe 
Blackinton. 

December. 19th 1776. Moses Walkut Juner of Attleborough, was 
married to Ruth Whipple of Cumberland. 

February. 3 d 1777. William Freeman was married to Hannah Ever- 
ett, both of Attlebo' 

March. 26th Timothy Cole Juner of Rehoboth, was married to De- 
liverance Ide, of Attleborough. 

May 8th Ebenezer Fuller was married to Sarah Riggs, both of Attle- 
borough 

May 29th Jeremiah Day was married to Lydia Pullen, both of Attle- 
borough. 

July 10th. Jonothan Fuller was married to Hannah Jueller, both of 
Attleborough. 

October 23 d James New was married to Anna Perry, both of Attle- 
borough. 

October. 6th Jacob Shepard of Wrentham, was married to Lydia 
Newel, of Attleborough. 

* Space was left for the given name. 



r 



Baptisms and Marriages by Elder Job Scamans 65 

The same day Leu 1 Benjamin Maxcy was married to Amey Ide, 

both of Attleborough. 
April. 9th 1778. David Hidden was married to Eunice Guild, both 

of Attleborough. 
June. 21 : 1778. Joseph Guild Juner was married to Sarah Woodkock, 

both of Attleborough 
June 1 8th 1778. Doctor James Bliss was married to Hannah Guild, 

both of Attleborough. 
December. 30th. 1778. Nathaniel Shepardson of Comberland, was^ 

married to Bettey Sweetland, of Attleborough. 
December. 9th 1779. Napthali Guild Juner was married to Susanna 

Bates, both of Attleborough. 
December. 30th Joseph Fuller was married to Alace Capron, both of 

Attleborough. 
July. 3 d 1780. Samuel Everett was married to Susanna Walcot, both 

of Attleborough. 
August. 17th Leu 1 Thomas Tolman of Wrenthem was married to Lois 

Clark, of Attleborough. 
October. 2 d 1780. Deacon Jonathan Titus was married to Rebeckah 

Welman, both of Attleborough. 
November. 2 d William Tucker was married to Sarah Woodcock, both 

resident in Attleborough. 
December. 7th. Bowen Sweetland was married to Nancy Bates, both 

of Attleborough. 
June. 14th 1781. Ebenezer Guild Juner was married to Molley Lane, 

both of Attleborough. 
December. 13th John Slack Juner of Wrentham was marri to Betty 

Ide, of Attleborough. 
January. 3 d 1782. David Smith was married to the widow Martha 

Daggett, both of Attleborough. 
August. 1st. Samuel Guild was married to Mitte Palmmetre, both of 

Attleborough. 
August. 8th. Othniel Blackenton was married to Chloe Holmes, both 

of Attleborough. 
October. 17th. Jonathan Blackenton was married to Rebeckah Wood- 
cock, both of Attleboro' 
November. 14th. Ebenezer Sweet was married to Desier Dagget, 

both of Attleborough. 

( To be continued) 



66 Applications for Membership 



APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE 

MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF 

MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Eligibility 

Every male or female descendant, over eighteen years of age, of 
any passenger of the Mayflower on the voyage which ended at Plym- 
outh on December 26, 1620, shall be eligible to membership in this 
Society. [A list of the Passengers will be found on the next page.] 

Every application for membership in this Society shall be made 
on a "Preliminary Application" blank provided by the Society. Such 
application shall bear the autograph signatures of the candidate and 
of two members of this Society who shall vouch for the applicant. 

The sum of ten dollars ($10.00), to cover the Entrance Fee and 
the Annual Dues for the current fiscal year, must be deposited with 
the Secretary when the Preliminary Application is filed. 

After the Membership Committee has approved a Preliminary 
Application the Pedigree Papers shall be issued. If the Pedigree 
Papers are not filled out in duplicate and filed with the Secretary 
within six months after the approval of the Preliminary Application 
such approval shall become void. 

After the pedigree- has been examined by the Historian the appli- 
cation shall be laid before the Board of Assistants, who shall vote 
upon it by secret ballot, and two negative votes shall reject. 



Entrance Fee and Annual Dues 

The Entrance Fee shall be five dollars. 

The Annual Dues of all members elected after 28 March, 1912, 
shall be five dollars, payable at the time of election and on the first 
day of March in each year; and all such members who have paid 
their dues for the fiscal year shall receive the Society's two maga- 
zines. "The Mayflower Descendant" and "Pilgrim Notes and 
Queries," for such fiscal year without further charge. 

Members elected in the months of December, January and Febru- 
ary shall not be required to pay annual dues on the first day of March 
next ensuing. 

The payment at one time of the sum of one hundred dollars shall 
exempt the member so paying from all future annual dues, and shall 
constitute him a Life Member. All Life Members may receive both 
"The Mayflower Descendant" and "Pilgrim Notes and Queries" 
without extra charge. 



The Mayflower Passengers 



67 



THE MAYFLOWER PASSENGERS 

[The Mayflower Ancestors] 

In the following list will be found the names of the forty-nine (49) 
Mayflower Passengers from whom it is now possible to prove descent : 

John 1 Alden 
Isaac 1 Allerton 

wife Mary 

daughter Mary 2 

daughter Remember 2 
John 1 Billington 

wife Eleanor 

son Francis 2 
William 1 Bradford 
William 1 Brewster 

wife Mary 

son Love 2 
Peter 1 Brown 
James 1 Chilton 



daughter Mary 2 
Francis 1 Cooke 
son John 2 



Edward 1 Doty 
Francis 1 Eaton 

wife Sarah 

son Samuel 2 
Edward 1 Fuller 

wife 

son Samuel 2 
Dr. Samuel 1 Fuller 
Stephen 1 Hopkins 

2d wife, Elizabeth 

son Gyles 2 
(by 1st wife) 

daughter Constance 2 
(by 1st wife) 
John 1 Howland 
William 1 Mullins 

wife Alice 

daughter Priscilla 2 



Degory 1 Priest 
Thomas 1 Rogers 

son Joseph 2 
Henry 1 Samson 
George 1 Soule 
Myles 1 Standish 
John 1 Tilley 

wife 

daughter Elizabeth 1 
Richard 1 Warren 
William 1 W r hite 

wife Susanna 

son Resolved 2 

son Peregrine 2 
Edward 1 Winslow 



[The Passengers from Whom We Cannot Prove Descent] 



Bartholomew 2 Allerton 
John Allerton 
John 2 Billington 
Dorothy Bradford 

(wife of William 1 ) 
Wrestling 2 Brewster 
Richard Britteridge 
William Butten 
Robert Carter 
John Carver 
Katharine Carver 

(wife of John) 
Maid servant of the 

Carvers 

Richard Clarke 

Humility Cooper 

John 1 Crackston 

son John 2 

Ely 

Thomas English 



Moses Fletcher 
Richard Gardiner 
Tohn Goodman 
William Holbeck 
John Hooke 
Damaris 2 Hopkins 
Oceanus 2 Hopkins 
John Langmore 
William Latham 
Edward Leister 
Edmund Margeson 
Christopher Martin 

wife 

Desire Minter 
Ellen More 
Jasper More 
Richard More 
[a boy] More 
Joseph 2 Mullins / 
Solomon Prower 



John Rigdale 

wife Alice 
Rose Standish 

( 1 st wife of Myles 1 ) 
Elias Story 
Edward Thomson 
Edward Tilley 

wife Ann 
Thomas 1 Tinker 

wife 



son 



William Trevore 
John 1 Turner 

son 

son 

Roger Wilder 
Thomas Williams 
Elizabeth Winslow. 

(wife of Edward 1 ) 
Gilbert Winslow 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

CONTENTS — SEPTEMBER, J9J3 

I. Birth, Marriage and Death Records from Ben- 
jamin Percival's Diary Page 53 

II. Some August Anniversaries 57 

III. Some September Anniversaries .... 58 

IV. Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society of 

Mayflower Descendants 60 

V. Family Records (Continued) 60 

VI. Abner Chase to His Wife— 1767 61 

VII. Baptisms and Marriages, 1 774-1 824, By Elder Job 

Seamans (Continued) 62 

VIII. Applications for Membership in the Massachusetts 

Society of Mayflower Descendants ... 66 

IX. The Mayflower Passengers 67 



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PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

GEORGE ERNEST BOWMAN, Editor 

Published by the 

Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants 
53 Mount Vernon Street, Boston 

VoL I OCTOBER, W3 No. 6 



OFFICIAL NOTICES OF THE MASSACHUSETTS 
SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

October At Home 

On Friday afternoon, 24 October, 1913, the Committee on At Home 
Days, Mrs. Charles H. Mclntyre, Mrs. L. D. Baker, Jr., Mrs. George A. 
Burdett, Mrs. George H. Woodman and Miss Fanny B. Allen, will 
receive at the Society's Rooms, 53 Alt. Vernon St., Boston, from three 
until five o'clock. 

November and December Meetings 

The eighteenth annual dinner will be held on "Compact Day," 
21 November, 1913; and a commemorative service will be held on 
Forefathers' Day, 21 December, 1913, at the "Old North Church," 
Boston. The formal notice of each event will be published in "Pilgrim 
Notes and Queries" for the month stated. 

Transfers to $5.00 Rate 

Of the members elected before 2S March, 1912, the date on which 
the revised By-Laws went into effect, one hundred and sixty-one have 
transferred to the new rate of five dollars annual dues. All who 
have transferred, and all new members elected since 2S March, 1912, 

69 



*jo Official Notices 

pay annual dues of five dollars and receive without extra charge (in 
addition to the other privileges of membership) both the Society's 
quarterly magazine, "The Mayflower Descendant" (regular subscrip- 
tion, $3.00 per year), and its monthly* magazine, "Pilgrim Notes and 
Queries" (regular subscription, $1.00 per year). 

Life members also receive both magazines without additional 
charge. 

The Society's work is badly handicapped by lack of funds to pay 
for an increase in the office force and for extension of the research 
work, both of which are urgent. 

If ail members elected before 28 March, 1912, who have not yet 
transferred to the $5.00 rate, should change to the new rate promptly, 
the increased income, from this source alone, would make it possible 
to increase the office force and thus hasten the work on "The May- 
flower Genealogies." 

Library and Cabinet 

The Society's Library now contains thirteen hundred volumes, 
which the members may consult at the Society's Rooms. 

The Cabinet contains interesting and valuable relics, including 
"The Brewster Book" and two books printed at Leyden, in 1618 and 
16 19, by Elder William Brewster. 

Gifts of genealogies, town histories, or other publications contain- 
ing data relating to the Pilgrims and their descendants, or to the terri- 
tory included in Plymouth Colony, are solicited. All gifts will be 
acknowledged in "Pilgrim Notes and Queries" and also by personal 
letter. 

Donations to the Library and Cabinet 

From Mr. Oscar E. Morton: A Photograph of the Family Record 
of his great-grandfather, Eleazer Morton. [A half-tone reproduction 
of this unique record will be found in the July, 1913, issue of "The 
Mayflower Descendant."] 

From Miss Alary H. Davis : Six Photographs of Two Family Bibles. 

From Rev. Ernest M. Paddock : A Piece of an Ancient Beam from 
the Bradford House at Austerfield, Eng. Mr. Paddock happened to 
visit Austerfield while the house was being repaired the past summer. 

From Mr. L. Bertrand Smith, the compiler: "Jesse Smith His 
Ancestors and Descendants." 

Members Elected 
September 24, 1913. 

1248. Mrs. Horace Hamilton Cobb, Galveston, Texas, ninth from 

Richard Warren. 

1249. M rs - Lyman Daniel Cobb, Galveston, Texas, ninth from 

Richard Warren. 
♦Published monthly except July and August. 



Some October Anniversaries 71 

1550. Mrs. Fred Winthrop George, Wichita, Kansas, ninth from 
John Alden. 

1251. Mrs. William Hamilton Johnson, Lawrence, Kansas, ninth from 

William Bradford. 

1252. Mrs. Hugh McKenzie McKay, Revere, Mass., tenth from 

William Brewster. 

1253. Bradford Lindsay Fairfax,* Lenox, Mass., ninth from William 

Bradford. 

Attest: George Ernest Bowman, Secretary. 
15 October, 1913. 



SOME OCTOBER ANNIVERSARIES 

By the Editor 

1 October, 1687, Mercy Eames 5 {Mercy Sawyer*, Mercy Little'. 

Anna' Warren, Richard 1 ) was born at Marshfield. She married 

Joseph Phillips. 
1 October, 1691, Nathaniel 3 Alden (John 2 ' 1 ) married Hephzibah 

Mount joy at Boston. 
1 October, 1706, Mary 5 Rogers (Judah*, John 3 , Joseph 2 , Thomas 1 ) 

was born. She married Gershom Cole. 

4 October, 1680, Mercy Wiswall 4 (Priscilla Pabodic 3 , Elizabeth 2 

Alden, John 1 ) was born at Duxbury. She married John Wads- 
worth. 

5 October, 1674, Resolved 2 White (William 1 ) married, second, widow 

Abigail Lord at Salem. 

6 October, 1694, Hannah 3 Howland (Isaac 2 , John 1 ) was born at 

Middleborough. She married John Tinkham 4 (Ephraim 3 , Mary 2 
Brown, Peter 1 ). 

7 October, 1682, Ephraim Tinkham 4 (Ephraim 1 , Mary 2 Brown, 

Peter 1 ) was born. He married Martha Cobb. 

7 October, 171 5, John Richmond died at Taunton. His second wife 

was Abigail 3 Rogers (John 2 , Thomas 1 ). 

8 October, 1706, Abijah 5 White (John*, Daniel 5 , Peregrine 2 , Wil- 

liam 1 ) was born at Marshfield. He married Anna Little 5 (John, 
Ephraim 3 , Anna 2 Warren, Richard 1 ). 

8 October, 1719, Mary Eames 5 (Mercy Sawyer*, Mercy Little 3 . Anna 2 

Warren, Richard ) married William Sherman at Marshfield. She 
married, second, Thomas Phillips. 

9 October, 1692. Joseph Smith 5 (Samuel*, Mary 3 Hopkins, Gyles 2 , 

Stephen 1 ) was born at Eastham. He married, first. Mary 4 Hop- 
kins (Joshua :i , Gyles 2 , Stephen 1 ), and. second. Rebecca Thacher. 
10 October, 1717. Robert Harlow 5 (William*, Rebecca Bartlett 3 , Mary 2 
Warren, Richard 1 ) married Susanna Cole at Plympton. 

*Life member. 



72 



Some October Anniversaries 



io October, 171 8, Stephen 3 Hopkins {Gyles', Stephen 1 ) died at Har- 
wich. He married, first, Mary Merrick, and, second, Bethiah 
Atkins. 

11 October, 1701, Zachariah 4 Alden {Zachariah 3 , John' 1 ' 1 ) was born. 

He married Jemima Hall and Lydia Crane. 

12 October, 1673 (new style), Elizabeth, widow of Richard 1 Warren, 

died at Plymouth. 

13 October, 1656 (new style), Myles 1 Standish died. 

13 October, 1714, Ephraim Tinkham 3 {Mary' Brown, Peter 1 ) died at 

Middleborough. His wife was Esther Wright 3 {Hester 2 Cooke, 
Francis 1 ). 

14 October, 1704, Anna Richmond 5 {Ebeneser*, Abigail Rogers, 

John 2 , Thomas 1 ) was born. She married Caleb Cowing. 

15 October, 1662, Hannah Pabodie 3 {Elisabeth 2 Alden, John 1 ) was 

born at Duxbury. She married, first, at Duxbury, Samuel Bart- 
lett 4 {Benjamin 5 , Mary 2 Warren, Richard 1 ), and, second, Sergeant 
John Churchill of Plymouth. 

16 October, 1701, Priscilla Paine 5 {Nicholas*, Mary Snow 3 , Constance 2 

Hopkins, Stephen 1 ) was born. Her mother was Hannah Higgins* 
{Elizabeth 2 Rogers, Joseph 2 , Thomas 1 ). She married William 
Norcut. 

18 October, 1648, James 3 Rogers {Joseph 2 , Thomas 1 ) was born. He 

married Mary Paine 4 {Mary Snow 3 , Constance 2 Hopkins, Stephen 1 ). 
She married, second, Israel Cole. 

19 October, 1639 (new style), Gyles 2 Hopkins {Stephen 1 ) married 

Katherine Wheldon. 

21 October, 1717, Deborah Wiswall 4 {Priscilla Pabodie*, Elisabeth 2 

Alden, John 1 ) married Samuel Seabury at Duxbury. 

22 October, 1699, Hannah Church 5 {Richard*, Nathanief, Elisabeth 2 

Warren, Richartf) was born. She married Josiah Sturtevant. 

23 October, 1716, Priscilla Wiswall 4 {Priscilla Pabodie 3 , Elisabeth 2 

Alden, John 1 ) married Gershom 4 Bradford {Samuel 3 , William 2 " 1 ). 
28 October, 1703, Ebenezer Tinkham 4 {Ebeneser 3 , Mary 2 Brown, 
Peter 1 ) married Patience Pratt at Middleborough. 

28 October, 1704, John Miller 5 {Lydia Coombs 4 , Francis 3 , Sarah 2 

Priest, Degory 1 ) was born. He married Priscilla Bennett 4 {Pris- 
cilla 3 Howland, Isaac 2 , John 1 ). 

29 October, 1688, Nathan Delano 4 {Mercy 3 Warren, NathanieF, 

Richard 1 ) was born at Dartmouth. He married Elizabeth Miller. 

30 October, 1636 (new style), Richard 1 More married Christian Hunt. 

30 October, 1673, James 4 Rogers {James 3 , Joseph 2 , Thomas 1 ) was 

born at Eastham. He married Susanna Tracy. 

31 October. 1686, Sarah Church 4 {Nathanief, Elisabeth 2 Warren, 

Richard 1 ) was born. She married John Holmes. 



Records from Benjamin Per rival's Diary • 73 



BIRTH, MARRIAGE AND DEATH RECORDS FROM 
BENJAMIN PERCEVAL'S DIARY 

{Continued from page 36) 

Saturday, 14 March, 1778, "my Brother John got here to Day from 

Lennox " 
Friday, 20 March, 1778, "Tho s Backus s wife was brought to bed the 

night before Last with a pair of twins Sons" 
Monday, 23 March, 1778, "Brother John Sat out this morning for the 

town of Lenox Tho s Adams is gone to Live with him" 
Tuesday, 24 March, 1778, "John 3 year old to Day" 
Wednesday, 25 March, 1778, "uncle Lothrop and aunt tarry here to 

night" 
Tuesday, 31 March, 1778, "have all of us been invited to Day to 

Abithar Chadwicks wedding" 
Thursday, 2 April, 1778, "this Evening been to Abiather Chadwicks 

wedding" 
Tuesday, 7 April, 1778, "the widow Hannah Jones was buried to Day 

Died yesterday mother to Lem 1 Fullers wife" 
Friday, 17 April, 1778, "Thomas is gone this afternoon to Barnstable 

suppose for his Publishment" 
Saturday, 18 April, 1778, "afternoon been to town for Tho s Publish- 
ment" 
Sunday, 19 April, 1778, "old Thomas Bacon the glazier Died this 

morning in the town house" 
Tuesday, 21 April, 1778, "Thomas Bacons wife Died the Same Day 

he Did and yesterday were both buried in one grave" 
Friday, 24 April, 1778, "Joseph Goospeed had a Child Scalded Last 

Sunday and Died this morning" 
Thursday, 30 April, 177S, "Timothy Goodspeed was married this night 

to Sarah Chace have been to wedding in the Storm" 
Tuesday, 5 May, 1778, "Edward Goodspeeds wife Died to Day having 

been Sick for some months past" 
Thursday, 7 May, 1778, "Benjamin Marstons wife hanged her Self 

to Day haveing been in a dispairing Condition for Some time past" 
Saturday, 9 May, 1778, "Martha Ewer was married to a Certain 

Seargant Hale" 
Sunday, 17 May, 1778, "old D n West aged about 90 was Publish d to 

Hannah Bacon and Cornelius Bassett to Remember Nye" 
Sunday, 14 June. 1778, " Silas Jones Died this morning Eleasar Crocker 

publish d to Day" 
Wednesday, 17 June, 1778, "Lot Thomas a Lad Shot 2 of Joseph Blishs 

Children yesterday one of which Died instantly whether Done 

Designedly or not is not Known he is Commited to Goal" 



74 Records from Benjamin Per rival's Diary 

Thursday, 2 July, 1778, "Caleb Wing Died Last night has had the 

Small pox" 
Friday, 3 July, 1778, "Ebenezer Blossom Died to Day at Gershom 

Crockers" 
Saturday, 4 July, 1778, "Eben. Blosoms Remains were buried to Day" 
Sunday, 5 July, 1778, "Obed Addams was Publish d to Lidya Smith 

and Benj a Crocker to Deliverance Childs of Falmouth" 
Sunday, 27 September, 1778, "Benj a Marston was Published to Day 

to the widow Haskal" 
Tuesday, 29 September, 1778, "this Evening Brother Thomas was 

married I have been" 
Wednesday, 30 September, 1778, "afternoon 40 [vjoni] attended 

wedding here" 
Thursday, 1 October, 1778, "Abner Crocker and Cornielus Bassett 

marrid to night" 
Thursday, 8 October, 1778, "have been to Silvanus Jones s wedding to 

m r Crowds Deacon Tobey Died this morning Obed adams 

married to night" 
Friday. 9 October, 1778, "James has attended wedding to Day at old 

Gershom Crockers" 
Monday, 12 October, 1778, "Tho s has mov d his wives house stuff" 
Tuesday, 20 October, 1778, "Levi Nye and wife been here to Day" 
Wednesday, 21 October, 1778, "Elisha Freeman Came here to Day 

from the town of Lee" 
Sunday. 25 October, 1778, "Jonathan Smith and Isaiah Marston were 

Publish d to Day" 
Monday, 26 October, 1778, "Abiather Chadwicks wife lies at the point 

of Death Josiah Jones lies very weak and low" 
Wednesday, 28 October, 1778, "have been up to Tho s Crockers with 

Brother Freeman to Eat oysters" 
Thursday, 29 October, 1778, "William Whitridge and his wife have 

been here this Evening" 
Thursday, 5 November, 1778, "George Hilliard married to night" 
Friday, 6 November, 1778, "Ansell Tobey Died this morning" 
Saturday, 7 November, 1778, "Ansell Tobey was buried to Day" 
Sunday, 8 November, 1778, "this Day Died Josiah Jones of the burns 

he met with Some time Since" 
Monday, 9 November, 1778, "afternoon have been to Josiah Jones s 

Buriel" 
Wednesday, 11 November, 1778, "the hon bl Colonel James Otis Died 

yesterday" 
Thursday, 12 November. 1778, "little Joseph 2 year old to Day" 
Sunday. 15 November. 1778, "Major Micah Hamlen had a Child bap- 
tized to Day by the name of George Washington" 
Tuesday, 24 November, 1778, "m r Joseph Bursley Died Last night" 
Wednesday. 25 November, 1778, "this morning a bout four oClock 

I had a Son born" "Elisha born"* 
*" Elisha bom " was written on the margin. 



¥ Records from Benjamin Per rival's Diary 75 

Monday, 14 December, 1778, "Paul Nye Son to Silas Xye Died this 

morning" 
Monday, 21 December, 1778, "Father and Mother went to Barnstable 

town this morning" 
Thursday, 31 December, 1778, "Old Grandmother Mercy Fuller 

Mother in Law to my Mother Died the begining of this week 

Captain Magee in a Privateteer from Boston was Cast away in 

the Late Storm a going in to Plimouth harbour and 60 of his men 

Perish d on board Some of which belonged to this town and a 

number frm Barnstable their friends went to Day to Carry Sheets 

to Lay them out in" 
Friday, 1 January, 1779, "Jedediah Jones s wife Died yesterday 

morning" 
Friday, S January, 1779, "Father Hilliard and I have been over to 

m r Bisbys to Cary him Corn" 
Sunday, 10 January, 1779, "James I Suppose was Publish d to Day" 
Wednesday, 13 January, 1779. "birth Day" 
Thursday, 21 January, 1779, "Timothy Jones is to be married to night 

to Hannah Ewer" 
Saturday, 23 January, 1779, "Silvanus Jones and wife here to night 

Came from. wedding" 
Saturday, 30 January, 1779, " Jo s Larrance and his Son James has been 

helping of us" 
Sunday, 31 January, 1779, "Solomon Bodfish Sen r was Publish d to Day 

to Jerusha Mayo" 
Tuesday, 2 February, 1779, "Abiather Chadwick and wife Lodge here 

to night" 
Wednesday, 3 February, 1779, "Jo s Larrance has had our horse to 

fecth his mother Childs from Barnstable town" 
Thursday. 4 February, 1779, "Jo s Lawrence had a Son born Last night 

which is the Seventh he has had and the Sixth living he has got 

Eleven Children now living" 
Sunday, 7 February, 1779, "Abiather Chadwick brought his wife here 

before night" 
Monday, 8 February, 1779. "mother and Lydia have been to great 

marshes to get Cloaks Cut and Riding whood Cut for Lydia" 
Thursday. 11 February, 1779. "Moses Crocker Died the Day before 

yesterday is buried to Day" 
Friday, 12 February, 1779, "Timothy Goodspeed and wife Stays here 

to night which is the first time he has been here Since his leg was 

broke" 
Thursday. 25 February, 1779, "Elisha Goodspeed married to Abigail 

Gilbert to night" 
Monday. 1 March, 1779, "Abithar Chadwick Set out this morning for 

Lenox" 
Saturdav, 6 March, 1779, "Solomon Bodfish was married Last thurs- 

day night" 
Thursday. 11 March, 1779, "James is married this Evening I have 

been to wedding" 



7 6 Records from Benjamin PercivaVs Diary 

Friday, 12 March, 1779, "they have held wedding here to Day" 

"Benj a Bursley Senior is Dead" 
Saturday, 20 March, 1779, "Lydia is gone to See her mother who is 

Sick and very low" 
Wednesday, 24 March, 1779, "John 4 years old to Day" 
Sunday, 11 April, 1779, "Silvanus Jones and wife Staid hear Last 

nig[ht]" 
Monday. 26 April, 1779, "uncle Lothrop and aunt Say* here to night" 
Thursday, 6 May, 1779, "Isaiah Marston was married Last tuesday 

night " 
Sunday, 9 May, 1779, "Silas Goodspeed was Kill d with a musquet ball 

a going to Nantucket in an ingagement with a tory priveteer" 
Monday, 10 May, 1779, "Stephen Fish was married Last night to 

Betty Larrance" 
Tuesday, 11 May, 1779, "Paul Jones' wife hanged her Self to Day" 
Friday, 14 May, 1779, "Mother Goodspeed Died to Day about 1 1 

oClock " 
Saturday, 15 May, 1779, "I have been to mother Godspeeds funeral" 
Friday, 11 June, 1779, "Stephen Fish s wife Betty Larrance that was 

was brought to bed to Day with a Daughter" 
Sunday, 4 July, 1779, "Silvanus Jones' wife Came hej-e Last night" 
[At least two leaves of the diary are missing here, covering the dates 

5 September, 1779, to 26 June, 1780, both inclusive. — Editor.] 
Tuesday, 2"j June, 1780, "Father and Elisha and his wife and Sister 

Freeman Sat out yesterday for Lenox" 
Sunday, 2 July, 1780, "there was hail Seen plenty this morning in the 

widow Riders orchard that fell yesterday" 
Monday, 10 July, 1780, "Father got home out of the Country Last 

night he Sat out Last Wednesday Elisha Freeman has buried one 

of his Children" 
Saturday, 23 September, 1780, "Brother John and his wife Came here 

from Lee Last monday night" 
Saturday, 14 October, 1780, "uncle Benj a Fuller and uncle Tho s 

Fuller and abijah Fuller Sat out home Last monday" 
Thursday, 7 December, 1780, "Simeon Fish is to be married to night 

to Dorcas Baker" 

*Sic 

( To be continued) 



Register of Minor Children 77 



REGISTER OF MINOR CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, 

NEPHEWS AND NIECES OF MEMBERS OF THE 

SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

{Continued from page 3/) 

[Membership in the Society of Mayflower Descendants is limited 
to persons over eighteen years of age, and we have frequently been 
urged to devise some plan for registering younger children, both for 
permanent record as a part of the "Mayflower Genealogies" which 
we have been compiling for many years, and for the purpose of mak- 
ing it easier for such children to become members of the Society, when 
they reach the required age. 

We have, therefore, established a registry of the children, under 
eighteen years of age. of members of the Society of Mayflower De- 
scendants. Members of all State Societies may register their children 
on payment, strictly in advance, of a fee of one dollar for each child.. 
to cover the expense of recording and card indexing, and of printing 
in this department. The names of children registered will be printed, 
unless we are requested not to print them. 

Minor children of deceased members may be registered by any 
other member of the Society. 

A member of any State Society of Mayflower Descendants may 
register a minor grandchild, or a minor nephew or niece, if the child's 
father or mother, through whom the Mayflower descent is claimed, 
died without becoming a member of the Society. 

The full name, place of birth and date of birth must be given for 
each child to be registered, also the name of the State Society of which 
the parent is a member. If both parents are members, the fact should 
be stated. 

Minor children of living parents who are eligible to membership 
in the Society, but have not become members, cannot be registered in 
this department. They may, however, be recorded, for the same fee, 
in our Registry of Non-Members, which will include non-members of 
all ages.] 

[Register of Minor Children] 

Airs. Emeline Coit (Davis) Gonzales. Mass. 1236: a son. Julian 
Caverlv Gonzales, born 13 December. 1903. at Galveston. Tex.: 
a daughter, Edith Boyer Gonzales, born 8 August. 1906. at Galves- 
ton, Tex. 

Mrs. Jessie Gertrude (Britton) McKay. Mass. 1252: a daughter. 
Constance McKay, born 10 July, 1S97. at Weymouth. Mass. 

(To be continued} 



y 8 Applications for Membership 



APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE 

MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF 

MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Eligibility 

Every male or female descendant, over eighteen years of age, of 
any passenger of the Mayflower on the voyage which ended at Plym- 
outh on December 26, 1620, shall be eligible to membership in this 
Society. [A list of the Passengers will be found on the next page.] 

Every application for membership in this Society shall be made 
on a "Preliminary Application" blank provided by the Society. Such 
application shall bear the autograph signatures of the candidate and 
of two members of this Society who shall vouch for the applicant. 

The sum of ten dollars ($10.00), to cover the Entrance Fee and 
the Annual Dues for the current fiscal year, must be deposited with 
the Secretary when the Preliminary Application is filed. 

After the Membership Committee has approved a Preliminary 
Application the Pedigree Papers shall be issued. If the Pedigree 
Papers are not filled out in duplicate and filed with the Secretary 
within six months after the approval of the Preliminary Application 
such approval shall become void. 

After the pedigree has been examined by the Historian the appli- 
cation shall be laid before the Board of Assistants, who shall vote 
upon it by secret ballot, and two negative votes shall reject. 



Entrance Fee and Annual Dues 

The Entrance Fee shall be five dollars. 

The Annual Dues of all members elected after 28 March, 1912, 
shall be five dollars, payable at the time of election and on the first 
day of March in each year; and all such members who have paid 
their dues for the fiscal year shall receive the Society's two maga- 
zines, "The Mayflower Descendant" and "Pilgrim Notes and 
Queries.'" for such fiscal year without further charge. 

Members elected in the months of December. January and Febru- 
ary snail not be required to pay annual dues on the first day of March 
next ensuing. 

The payment at one time of the sum of one hundred dollars shall 
exempt the member so paying from all future annual dues, and shall 
constitute him a Life Member. All Life Members may receive both 
"The Mayflower Descendant" and "Pilgrim Notes and Queries " 
without extra charge. 



The Mayflower Passengers 



79 



THE MAYFLOWER PASSENGERS 

[The Mayflower Ancestors] 

In the following list will be found the names of the forty-nine (49; 
Mayflower Passengers from whom it is now possible to prove descent : 

John 1 Alden 
Isaac 1 Allerton 

wife Mary 

daughter Mary 2 

daughter Remembei 
John 1 Billington 

wife Eleanor 

son Francis 2 
William 1 Bradford 
William 1 Brewster 

wife Mary 

son Love 2 
Peter 1 Brown 
James 1 Chilton 

wife 

daughter Mary 2 
Francis 1 Cooke 

son John 2 



Edward 1 Doty 
Francis 1 Eaton 

wife Sarah 

son Samuel 2 
Edward 1 Fuller 

wife 

son Samuel 2 
Dr. Samuel 1 Fuller 
Stephen 1 Hopkins 

2d wife, Elizabeth 

son Gyles 2 
(by 1st wife) 

daughter Constance 3 
(by 1st wife) 
Tohn 1 Rowland 
William 1 Mullins 

wife Alice 

daughter Priscilla 2 



Degory 1 Priest 
Thomas 1 Rogers 

son Joseph 2 
Flenry 1 Samson 
George 1 Soule 
Mvles 1 Standish 
John 1 Tilley 

wife 

daughter Elizabeth* 
Richard 1 Warren 
William 1 White 

wife Susanna 

son Resolved 2 

son Peregrine 2 
Edward 1 Winslow 



[The Passengers from Whom We Cannot Prove Descent] 



Bartholomew 2 Allerton Moses Fletcher 
John Allerton Richard Gardiner 

John 2 Billington John Goodman 

Dorothy Bradford William Holbeck 

(wife of William 1 ) John Hooke 
Wrestling 2 Brewster Damaris 2 Hopkins 
Richard Britteridge 



W 7 illiam Butten 
Robert Carter 
John Carver 
Katharine Carver 

(wife of John) 
Maid servant of the 

Carvers 

Richard Clarke 

Humility Cooper 

John 1 Crackston 

son Tohn 2 

" Ely 

Thomas English 



Oceanus 2 Hopkins 
John Langmore 
William Latham 
Edward Leister 
Edmund Margeson 
Christopher Martin 

wife 

Desire Minter 
Ellen More 
Jasper More 
Richard More 
[a boy] More 
Joseph 2 Mullins 
Solomon Prower 



John Rigdale 

wife Alice 
Rose Standish 

(istwifeofMyles 1 ) 
Elias Story 
Edward Thomson 
Edward Tilley 

wife Ann 
Thomas 1 Tinker 



wne 
son - 



William Trevore 
John 1 Turner 
son 



Roger Wilder 
Thomas Williams 
Elizabeth Winslow. 

(wife of Edward 1 ) 
Gilbert Winslow 



So Baptisms and Marriages by Elder Job Seamans 



BAPTISMS AND MARRIAGES, J774-J824 
BY ELDER JOB SEAMANS 

{Continued from page 6j) 

January. 2 d 1783. John Ide was married to Abigail White, both of 
Attleborough. 

January. 16th. Penuel Everett was married to Hannah Slack, both of 
Attleborough. 

March. 13th. Zephaniah Robinson was married to Anna Stanley, 
both of Attleborough. 

May. 13th. Jesse Stenley was married to Bebee Stanley, both of 
Attleborough. 

November. 20th. Joseph Dewey was married to Lucy Butler, both of 
Richmount. 

December nth. Doctor Nathaniel Robinson was married to Lucy 
Cushman, both of Attleborough. 

January. 28th. 1784. Ebenezer Blake Juner, of Wrenthem, was mar- 
ried to Rachel Bolcom, of Attleborough. 

June. 3 d Ebenezer Tyler was married to Mary French, both of Attle- 
borough. 

The same day, Cleark Sweetland, of Attleborough, was married to 
Elisabeth Handcock, of Wrenthem. 

July. 22 d Adin Stanley was married to Silance Packard, both of Attle- 
borough. 

September. 16th. Joel Briggs of Wrenthem. was married to Hannah 
Sprague, of Attleborough. * 

The same day, Oliver Blackenton Juner was married to Molley Dag- 
gett, both of Attleborough. 

September. 3th. Amos Ide Juner was married to Sarah Matcalf, both 
of Attleborough. 

November. 25th. Abial Freeman was married to Abigail Stanley, 
both of Attleborough 

February. 21st 1785. Darius Fuller was married to Mitlda Foster, 
both of Attleborough. 

March. 17th. Otis Robinson was married to Hannah Read, both of 
Attleborough. 

April. 28th. Joel Blackenton of Attleboro', was married to Sarah 
Blake, of Wrenthem. 

May. 26th. Daniel Stanley of Attleborough was married to Katharine 
Gould of Wrentham. 

Septembor. 15th. Richard Bullock was married to Hannah Robin- 
son, both of Attleboroug 

December. 15th. Aaron Cutting Juner of Attleborough, was mar- 
ried to Margaret .Claffien, of Wrenthem. 



Baptisms and Marriages by Elder Job Seamans 8 1 

January. 19th 1786. Ebenezer Tiffany Juner was married to Cynthia 

Tingley, both of Attleboro 5 , 
February. 16th. Ichabod Ide was married to Eunice Cushman, both 

of Attleborough. 
March. 16th. Richard Crowningsheald Juner of Cumberland, was 

married to Zilpah Robinson of Attleborough. 
March. 30th. Nicholas Smith of Rehoboth was married to Asenath 

Capron, of Attleborough. 
April. 27th. Doctor Abijah Everett was married to Abigail Ellis, 

both of Attleborough. 
June. 29th. Thomas Mann of Franklin, was married to Rebekah 

Stanley, of Attleborough. 
November. 2 d Timothy Cheever of Wrenthm was married to Phebe 

Guild, of Attleborough. 
November. 30th. Elijah Bolkcom was married to Mary Daggett, 

both of Attleborough. 
January, nth. 1787. Benjamin Willmmarth was married to Susanna 

Capron, both of Attleborough. 
February. 4th. Benaiah Barrows was married to Hopestil French, 

both of Attleborough 
February. 22^ Calven Richards was married to Lydia Walcut, both 

of Attleborough 
April. 25th. Job Harding of Medway, was married to Dorcas Read 

of Attleborough. 
May. 10th. Dr Michael Walcut was married to Eunice Picher, both 

of Attleboro'. 
November. 1st. Napthali Guild of Attleborough, was married Elisa- 
beth Haws, of Wrenthem. 
November. 22^ Timothy Everett of Wrenthem, was married to Sarah 

Pitcher of Attleborough. 
Mariages administered by Elder Job Seamans, since his settlement 

in New London. 
March. 24th 1789. Jonathan Adams was married to Phebe Brockle- 

bank: both of New London. 
March. 18th 1790. Moses Adams, of New London, was married to 

Dolley Perley, of Boxford, State of Massachusetts. 
Feb r 8th 1791. Samuel Brocklebank was married to Molley Harvey: 

both of New London. 
August 30th 1792. Oliver French was married to Polley Hadley: 

both of Sutton. 
September. 6th 1792. Ebenezer Hesalton, of Fishersfield, was mar- 
ried to Martha Shepard of New London 
January. 8th 1793. Ebenezer Shepard Juner, of Brookfield. State of 

Vermont, was married to Salley Burpe. of New London. 
February. 3 d 1793. Jesse Shepard, of New London, was married to 

Hannah Page, of Dunbarton. 



.82 Common Er?vrs Corrected 

April. 2 d 1793. Calven Burpe was married to Ruth Messer: both of 

New London. 
August. 15th 1793. Josiah Brown was married to Sarah Seamans: 

both of New London. 
September. ?2th 1793. Jonathan Greeley, of Warner, was married 

to Polley Shepard, of New London. 
"November. 4th 1793. John Harvey, was married to Hannah Kezar: 

both of Sutton. 
November. 21 : 1793. James Eaton, of Sutton, was married to Polley 

Brocklebank, of New London. 
February. 16th 1794. James Watson was married to Mehetible 

Kezar : both of Newport. 
July. 6th 1794. Cap 1 Phinehas Bailey was married to Martha Green: 

both of Dunbarton. 
July. 2 d 1795. Ephraim Gile was married to Dorothy Kezar: both of 

Sutton. 
October. 22 d 1795. John Sargent was married to Susanna Johnson: 

both of New London. 
October. 26th. 1795. True Worthey Noyce, of Tunbridge State of 

Vermont, was married to Polley King, of Sutton. 
November, nth. 1795. Ebenezer Kezar was married to Polley ' 

Hadley: both of New London. 

(To be continued) 



COMMON ERRORS CORRECTED 

By George Ernest Bowman 

The Editor has received hundreds of communications containing 
errors which were long ago corrected, but which are constantly re- 
peated by writers who accept anything they find in print, without 
making an effort to see if it has been either confirmed or disproved by 
later investigators. 

Much valuable time has been lost in correspondence regarding such 
cases, and it has seemed best to print in compact form the simple facts 
about some of these common errors, and refer future correspondents 
to this department. 



"Richard Warren's Wife. That Richard Warren of the May- 
flower did not marry Elizabeth (Juatt) Marsh becomes evident when 
it is stated that in 1628, the year of his death. Elizabeth Juatt was still 
unmarried and only about fourteen years old; while Richard's widow 
Elizabeth was the mother of seven children, of whom at least one was 
older than Elizabeth Juatt." 



Notes by the Editor 83 

The preceding paragraph is taken from the January, 1900, issue 
of "The Mayflower Descendant" [Vol. II, p. 63], and these facts have 
been frequently printed by other writers, both before and since 1900. 

Richard Warren of the Mayflower did not arise from the grave to 
marry a widow whose first marriage did not take place until a year 
after Richard of the Mayflower died. 

Edward 1 Fuller's Wife. Gov. Bradford, in his History of Plym- 
outh Plantation, is the only contemporary writer who mentions the 
wife of Edward 1 Fuller, and he does not give her christian name. She 
is frequently called "Ann" by modern writers, but in no case is the 
authority given for the name. 

It is probable that the first writer to call her "Ann" confounded the 
wives of Edward 1 Fuller and Edward 1 Tilley. The latter s wife was 
given as "Ann" in Bradford's History. 

( To be continued) 



NOTES BY THE EDITOR 

The Mayflower Descendant for July, 1913. In the third quar- 
terly number of the fifteenth volume of "The Mayflower Descendant" 
will be found: Eleazer Morton's Family Record (illustrated); Chat- 
ham, Mass., Vital Records; Cooke Notes; Eastham and Orleans, Mass., 
Vital Records ; The Diary of Jabez Fitch. Jr. ; Provincetown, Mass.. 
Vital Records ; Unrecorded Barnstable County Deeds : Plymouth. 
Mass., Vital Records ; Rogers Notes ; Bridgewater, Mass., Vital 
Records; Hopkins Notes; Plymouth Colony Deeds; Weston Notes; 
Paine Notes ; Standish Notes. 

Genealogical Research. For some years a large proportion of 
the expense of the Massachusetts Society's research work has been 
defrayed by the fees for genealogical investigations made in behalf 
of members and non-members. 

Every such investigation adds valuable material to the Society's 
collection of data for "The Mayflower Genealogies," and the person 
who pays for a search has the advantage not only of the Society's 
unequalled accumulation of material (much of which has been card 
indexed), but also of the Editor's familiarity with the records and the 
families of the Old Colony territory. 

All fees for investigations are added to the Massachusetts Society's 
Colonial Research Account, and are used exclusively in extending its 
work of identifying the descendants, in all lines, both male and female, 
of all the Mayflower Passengers. 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

CONTENTS -OCTOBER, 1913 



II. 
III. 

IV. 



VI. 

VII. 

VIII. 
IX. 



Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society of 
Mayflower Descendants .... 

Some October Anniversaries .... 

Birth, Marriage and Death Records from Benjamin 
Percival's Diary (Continued) . 

Register of Minor Children, Grandchildren 
Nephews and Nieces of Members of the Society 
of Mayflower Descendants (Continued) . 

Applications for Membership in the Massachusetts 
Society of Mayflower Descendants 

The Mayflower Passengers .... 

Baptisms and Marriages, 1774-1824, By Elder 
Job Seamans (Continued) .... 

Common Errors Corrected .... 

Notes by the Editor 



Page 69 
73 



77 

78 
79 

80 
82 
83 



"Pilgrim Notes and Queries" is issued monthly (except July and 
August) by the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. 
[Volume I will end with the December, 1913, issue.] 

Subscription price to all who are not members of the Massachusetts 
Society of Mayflower Descendants, $1.00 per volume, strictly in ad- 
vance. Single copies of current issues, 15 cents each. 

Life members of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower De- 
scendants, and those members who pay $5.00 annual dues, will receive 
both "Pilgrim Notes and Queries" and "The Mayflower Descendant" 
without extra charge. 

Massachusetts Society members who were elected before 28 March, 
1912, and have not transferred to the $5.00 class, will receive "Pilgrim 
Notes and Queries" on payment of fifty cents per year, strictly in 
advance. 



sent to one address for $3.50 
if paid in advance. 



"Pilgrim Notes and Queries 1 

and 
"The Mayflower Descendant* 

"The Mayflower Descendant," quarterly, $3.00 per year, in ad- 
vance. Single copies of current issues, 75 cents each. 

Remittances must be payable to "Society of Mayflower Descend- 
ants" and should be mailed to the Editor, at 53 Mt. Vernon St., Boston, 
Mass. 

Entered at the Boston, Mass., post office as second class mail matter. 




1620 m^Ms J 920 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

GEORGE ERNEST BOWMAN, Editor 

Published by the 

Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants 
53 Mount Vernon Street, Boston 

VoL I NOVEMBER, J9J3 No. 7 



OFFICIAL NOTICES OF THE MASSACHUSETTS 
SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Change in Date of Annual Dinner 

The Eighteenth Annual Dinner of the Massachusetts Society of 
Mayflower Descendants will be held at the Hotel Somerset, Boston, 
on Thursday evening, 20 November, 1913, in Commemoration of the 
Signing of the Compact on The Mayflower in Cape Cod Harbor. 

Especial attention is called to the change from the date previously 
announced. The dinner will be held one day earlier than usual. 
Addresses will be made by : 

Thomas Snell Hopkins, Esq., of Washington, D. C. Governor 
General of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants. 
Rev. George A. Gordon, D.D., of the Old South Church, Boston. 
Charles W. Eliot, LL.D., Former President of Harvard Uni- 
versity. 
The dinner will be held at half past six o'clock. 
The price of tickets will be three dollars ($3.00) for each person. 
Members may obtain tickets for themselves and their guests at the 
Society's Rooms, 53 Mt. Vernon St., Boston ; or tickets will be mailed 

85 



86 Official Notices 

by the Secretary on receipt of remittance made payable to "Society 
of Mayflower Descendants." 

Seats will be assigned by the Committee in the order of application. 
As round tables, each seating six persons, are to be used, members 
who desire seats at the same table should forward their applications 
together, if possible. 

Frederick Foster 

Lew C. Hill 

Mrs. Charles F. White 

Rev. Frederick B. Allen 

Miss Mary F. Edson 

Committee on Annual Dinner 



Forefathers' Day Service 

As Forefathers' Day falls on Sunday this year, it has been decided 
to recognize the anniversary by a Commemorative Service at the 
"Old North Church," Boston. The service will be held in the morn- 
ing. The formal notice will be published in the December issue of 
"Pilgrim Notes and Queries." 



Donations to the Library and Cabinet 

From Mr. Harold S. Bradford: "One Branch of the Bradford 
Family or Descendants of Capt. Gamaliel Bradford." 

From Mr. Walter N. Foss: "Descendants of Benjamin Keith 
through Timothy, son of Rev. James Keith." 

From Mrs. Francis T. Owen: A Photograph of the Gravestones 
of her great-grandparents, Levi Loring and his wife Rachel Standish. 

From Mr. Vernon A. Field: A Picture of the Memorial to the 
Pilgrims at Southampton, England, and a Souvenir Program. 



Edward Tobey Barker died at Kingston, Mass., 19 July, 1913. Mr. 
Barker was descended from John Alden and Dr. Samuel Fuller, 
and became a member of this Society on 10 March, 1897. 

Liberty Emery Holden of Cleveland, O., died 26 August, 1913. Mr. 
Holden was a descendant of John Alden, and was elected to mem- 
bership in this Society on 30 August, 1899. 

George Canning Burgess died at Silver Lake, N. H., 4 September, 1913. 
Mr. Burgess was elected a member of this Society on 31 October, 
1904, in right of descent from John Billington. 

Miss Fanny Bassett Allen died at Natick, Mass., 14 October, 1913. 
Miss Allen was a descendant of Elder William Brewster, and 
became a member of this Society on 31 December, 1897. 



£ 



Records from Benjamin Per aval's Diary 87 

Members Elected 
October 22, 1913. 

1254. Miss Mary Isabel Greeley, Bradford, N. H., ninth from Wil- 

liam 1 White, eighth from Resolved 2 White. 

1255. Mrs. Henry Earl Parmenter, Boston, ninth from Richard 

Warren. 

1256. William Henry Bradford, Paris, France, eighth from William 

Bradford. 

1257. Mrs. Clarence Alonzo McGuire, Topeka, Kan., eighth from 

William Bradford. 

Attest: George Ernest Bowman, Secretary. 
6 November, 1913. 



BIRTH, MARRIAGE AND DEATH RECORDS FROM 
BENJAMIN PEROVAL'S DIARY 

{Continued from page 76) 

Monday, 28 May, 1781, "this morning I had a Son born and Call his 

name Benjamin" 
Saturday, 20 November, 1781, "Paul Ewer was married the night 

before Last" "Esq r Bacons Negro hanged him self Last tuesday" 
Saturday, 1 December, 1781, "Jerusha Hamlen Died the night before 

Last very Suddenly Jacob Cobb was married Last week" 
Monday, 28 April, 1783, "Joseph Holways wife Died the Day before 

yesterday and was buried to day" 
Sunday, 19 October, 1783, "Brother Freem[an] and his wife are Down 

here from Lee" 
Tuesday, 11 December, 1783, "William Chipman and Hannah Howland 

was married in the meeting house Simon Jones Jun r and Reliance 

Holway are married this Evening" 
Sunday, 9 May, 1784, "Thomas had a Child Died Last tuesday" 
Thursday, 13 May, 1784, "this Day Just before Sunset I had a Daugh- 
ter Born" "Nabby Born"* 
Wednesday, 15 June, 1784, "Joseph Crocker is Down here fl un Lee" 
Saturday, 17 July, 1784, "Billy Crockers W T ife Died Last tuesday and 

Left a young Child hardly a week old" 
Saturday, 22 September, 1787, "Elisha Freeman and wife arived here 

From Lee to Day" 
Saturday, 6 October, 1787, "Brother Freeman and his wife are to Set 

out home next monday" 
Tuesday, 9 October, 1787, "father and Mother are gone to Dartmouthe 

they Sat out with Brother Freeman and wife" 
Saturday, 13 October, 1787, "Benj Backus is down from Lee" 

* " Nabby Born " is in the margin. 



88 Records from Benjamin PercivaPs Diary 

Wednesday, 6 February, 1788, "yesterday I went to Margaret Tobeys 
Funeral " 

Thursday, 14 February, 1788, "Nymphas Marston Esq 1 " Died last 
Sunday in Boston they have brought his Remains home to his own 
house agreably to his Request before he Died and to morrow he 
is to be buried" 

Wednesday, 12 March, 1788, "Last Sunday night Died Miss Burr 
Consort of the Rev d M r Burr of this town also Polly Fish Daugh- 
ter of Cap 1 Simeon Fish Polly Fish was buried yesterday miss Burr 
is to be buried on Friday the frost was 16 inches Deep in Tobeys 
burieng yard" 

Saturday, 12 April, 1788, "Tho s Nye Died Last week he has been Sick 
about 2 months" 

Wednesday, 14 May, 1788, "James Hoxie had a Son buried to Day" 

Tuesday, 7 October, 1788, "Ruhamah Jones Daughter to Sam 1 Jones 
Died Last night of a fever She was taken away in the prime of 
life" 

Friday, 10 October, 1788, "to Day my Father Departed this Life about 
half past nine oclock in the morning the Distemper he Died with 
was the Black Jaundice they had been upon him about 8 months 
he had been Confined to his house about a month before he Died" 

Sunday, 12 October, 1788, "to Day Father was buried by a Respect- 
able number of People" 

Wednesday, 22 October, 1788, "the Widow Thankfull Fish Died this 
morning about 2 oclock" 

Tuesday, 13 January, 1789, "this Day I am 37 years of age I have been 
to probate Coart to prove my Late Fathers will Witnesses were 
Major Williams James Hoxie Levi Fish" 

Saturday, 24 January, 1789, "Brother John got here out of the Coun- 
try on tuesday Last" 

Monday, 9 February, 1789, "Brother John Sat out home Last Saturday" 

Sunday, 1 March, 1789, "Last thursday and fryday we Divided house 
hold furniture betwen James Tho s and my Self" 

Monday, 30 March, 1789, "this afternoon I have been to attend the 
funeral of Micah Jones' wife She Died the night before last" 

Tuesday, 21 April, 1789, "yesterday forenoon Sow d Tho s flax after- 
noon went to the widow Jenkins s to a Coart between Cap 1 Percival 
and his Father" 

Saturday, 1 August, 1789, "aunt Hannah Jones Died very Suddenly 
the Day before yesterday morning and was buried yesterday" 

Saturday, 5 September, 1789, "Cap 1 Nath 1 Fish Died the night before 
Last and was buried to Day" 

Thursday, 8 October, 1789, "to Day I had a son born" "Josiah Born"* 

Saturday, 21 November, 1789, "Eleasar Crockers Wife was buried 
the Day before yesterday" 

Sunday, 29 November, 1789, "Frances Crockers Wife Died the Day 
before yesterterday and was buried yesterday She was brought to 
* " Josiah Born " is written in the margin. 



Records from Benjamin PercivaVs Diary 89 

bed of a Dead Child a Day or two bef.ore and Mother and Child 

were both intered in one grave" 
Friday, 18 December, 1789, "old Balkin a negro man had his house 

burnt last night and his squaw that was blind in it" 
Thursday, 14 January, 1790, "yesterday .... as a young indian was 

Crossing Lawrence hole pond upon ice he fell in and was Drowned 

in about 6 feet of water the ice had only one nights frost and was 

not hard enough to bear a man to go to his assistance to Day they 

got him up and Carried him to his mothers he was son to Gideon 

Natumpom About 17 years of age his Father is upon a whale 

voyage " 
Friday, 5 March, 1790, "Last night Micah Jones was married to 

Bethiah Crowel" 
Thursday, 15 April, 1790, "yesterday .... John and Elisha plough d hills 

Joseph and Benj a booth Sick with influenzy and their mother" 
Sandwich, Sunday, 18 April, 1790, "yesterday John and Elisha were 

taken sick and Jo s and Benj a got so well they made out to plough" 
Saturday, 21 August, 1790, "old m r Gideon Holway Died to Day" 
Thursday, 30 September, 1790, "have been to Stephen Tobeys wed- 
ding" 
Wednesday, 9 February, 1791, "John Davis had a son kill d upon the 

ice Last week" 
Monday, 14 February, 1791, "Sally Bassett Came here to live to Day" 
Saturday, 26 Marcji, 1791, "Stephen ISIye of Scorten Died yesterday 

morning" 
Wednesday, 2"j April, 1791, "Prince Fish s Mother buried to Day" 
Friday, 20 May, 1791, "M r Ebenezer Crocker of ketuet Died yesterday" 
Saturday, 11 June, 1791, "yesterday Brother Tho s had a Child buried 

which Died the Day before" 
Monday, 20 June, 1791, "Nabby and Billy went to Scool to Day for 

the first time to Nancy Ewer" 
Monday, 18 July, 1791, "to Day -have been to Barnstable Town .... 

and sold a pair of oxen .... to the widow Hersy" 
Saturday, 14 August, 1791, "thursday afternoon went to vendue to the 

Widow Chipman" 
Saturday, 1 October, 1791, "Lemuel Jones was married to Zilpha Meigs 

on thursday night Last" 
Saturday, 29 October, 1791, "Simon Jones Died yesterday and was 

buried to Day" 
Saturday, 3 December, 1791, "have been to Micah Jones s wife 55 Funeral 

She Died yesterday having been sick a Long time" 
Friday, 30 December, 1791, "Deacon Bassett Buried yesterday" 

[To be continued) 



90 Baptisms and Marriages by Elder Job Seamans 



BAPTISMS AND MARRIAGES, J774-J824 
BY ELDER JOB SEAMANS 

{Concluded from page 82) 

January. 5th 1796. Amasa Sargent was married to Susanna Shepard: 

both of New London. 
February. 7th 1796. James Mills, of Lunenburgh, State of Ver- 
mont, was married to Mindwell Slack, of New London. 
March. 7th 1796. Samuel Morgan was married to Bety Harvey: 

both of New London. 
June. 30th. 1796. Nathaniel Haws was married to Salley Dodge: 

both of Fishersfield 
November. 13th 1796. Ebenezer Towle Juner was married to Peggy 

Simpson: both of Fishersfield 
May. 8th 1798. Henery Archelus Juner was married to Martha 

Burpe: both of New London. 
July. 17th 1798. Ezra Mirick was married to Salley Webster: both 

of Fishersfield. 
October. 16th 1798. Edward Creasy, of Bradford, was married to 

Salley Sawyer, of Hopkinton. 
November. 12th 1798. Peter Fellows was married to Phebe Kimball: 

both of Hopkinton. 
February. 4th 1799. Israel Huntting was married to Abigail Merriel: 

both of New London. 
February. 25th 1799. Jonathan Stanley was married to Rebekah 

Clough: both of Hopkinton. 
June. 30th. 1799. Isaac Trussel was married to Lydia Kimball: both 

of Hopkinton. 
August. 25th 1799. Stephen Burbank was married to Lydia Burbank: 

both of Hopkinton. 
September. 19th 1799. Jonathan Woodbury was married to Lois 

Seamans : both of New London. 
September. 29th 1799. Nathaniel Gould was married to Betsy Eaton: 

both of Hopkinton. 
October 22 d 1799. Stephen Sargent was married to Salley Perley: 

both of New London. 
November. 28th 1799. Jacob Messer, of Methuen, in the State of 

Massachusetts, was married to Salley Messer of New London. 
January. 7th 1800. Sollomon Adams was married to Molley Sargent: 

both of New London. 
March. 4th 1800. Abial Cooper was married to Abigal Rogers: both 

of Hopkinton. 
September. 4th 1800. Asa King was married to Polley Cheaney: 

both of Sutton. 



Baptisms and Marriages by Elder Job Seamans 91 

October. 8th 1801. Daniel Woodbury was married to Rapsama 
Messenger: both of New London. 

September. 23 d 1802. Jacob Messer was married to Catharine Smith : 
both of New London. 

November. 2 d 1802. Deputy Bowman was married to Peggey 
McCluer: both of Springfield. 

January. 4th 1803. John Huntting, of New London, was married to 
Dorcas Person, of Sutton. 

November. 17th 1803. Philip Davis, of Danville State of Vermont, 
was married to Susannah Colby of Sutton. 

January. 4th 1804. Israel Andrew was married to Phebe Messer: 
both of Sutton. 

June. 7th 1804. John Morgan the 3 d was married to Phebe Messer: 
both of New London. 

June. 12th 1804. Jonathan Huntting was married to Salley Shepard: 
both of New London. 

September. 13th 1804. Cap 1 Thomas Bailey, of Hopkinton, was mar- 
ried to Hannah Harvey, of Sutton. 

February 28th 1805. Spencer Clark, of Lunenburgh, State of Ver- 
mont was married to Betsey Slack, of New London. 

March. 5th 1805. Jonathan Underhill was married to Seviah Slack: 
both of Plainfield. 

April. 10th 1805. Joseph Roley was married to Mehitable Stevens: 
both of Sutton. 

June. 1 8th 1805. Nathan Herrick was married to Lois Sargent: 
both of New London. 

October. 24th 1805. Joseph Woodward, of Sutton, was married to 
Polley Dole, of New London. 

January. 16th 1806. Isaac Messer was married to Martha Stevens: 
both of New London. 

March. 3 d 1806. Frederick Ballard, of Lebenon, was married to 
Achsah Everett, of New London. 

March. 6th 1806. Cap 1 Philip S Harvey, of Sutton was married to 
Mary Seamans, of New London. 

May. 7th 1806. I was taken sick, and was not able to preach an- 
other sermon, or marry a couple until Lordsday July the 12th 
1807. 

September. 13th 1807. David Everett was married to Amey Snowden: 
both of New London. 

November. 19th 1807. Job Seamans Tuner was married to Olive 
Woodbury: both of New London. 

November. 26th 1807. Robert Cobern, of W T heelock State of Ver- 
mont, was married to Genny Adams, of New London. 

February. 14th 1808. Edward Ide was married to Betey Dow: both of 
New London. 

February. 21st 1808. John Baker, of Fishersfield. was married to 
Clarrissa Everett, of New London. 



92 Baptisms and Marriages by Elder Job Seamans 

April, ioth 1808. Joseph Pike, of Sutton, was married to Delia 

Woodbury, of New London. 
August. 28th 1808. Israel Huntting was married to Lucinda Everett: 

both of New London. 
September. 26th 1808. Edmond Davis Juner was married to Nancy 

Messer: both of New London. 
December. 29th 1808. Levi Gile, of Sutton, was married to Asenath 

Fletcher, of New London. 
February. 19th 1809. Moses D Richardson was married to Salley 

Collins: both of Springfield. 
August. 13th 1809. Nathaniel Bunker was married to Ednah Wood- 
ward: both of New London. 
October. 3 d 1809. Josiah Eastman was married to Mary Ann Floid: 

both Residents in New London. 
February. 13th 1810. Jonathan Harvey was married to Hannah 

Cram : both of New London. 
March, nth 1810. Robert Emerson, of Wendell, was married to Olive 

Baker, of Fishersfield 
July. 8th 18 10. Thomas Burpee Juner was married to Molly Wood- 
man: both of New London. 
August. 27^ 1810. Manning Seamans was married to Abigail 

Shepard : both of New London. 
August. 26th 1810. Joseph Cram, of New London was married to 

Mary Slack, of Springfield. 
November. 22 d 1810. Nathaniel Piper of Hopkinton, was married to 

Sally Currier, of New London. 
June. 2 d 181 1. James Fitts of Leicester, in the State of Vermont, 

was married to Betsy Messer, of New London. 
November. 19th. 1811. Benjamin Gile was married to Dilly Fletcher: 

both of New London. 
November. 28th 181 1. Jonathan Herrick Juner was married to Sarah 

Colby: both of New London. 
Feb r 6th. 1812. Joshua Herrick was married to Betsy Gile: both of 

New London. 
September. 24th 1812. Josiah Nicholds Juner of Sutton, was married 

to Synthia Whitter of N. London 
December. 17th 1812. Hezekiah Adams was married to Peggy Stin- 

son both, both of New London. 
December. 17th 1812. Asa Pingry was married to Rebeckah Fisk, 

both of New London. 
July, nth 1813. John Allinwood of Deering, was married to Ruth 

Baker, of Fishersfield. 
August 5th 1813. Daniel Davis, of Sutton was married to Asenath 

Seamans, of New London. 
December. 30th 1813. Jeremiah Pingry Juner was married to Sally 

Dole, both of New London. 






Baptisms and Marriages by Elder Job Seamans 93 

February. 24th 1814. Matthew H Sargent of New London was 

married to Mary Andrew, of Sutton. 
June. 2 d 1814. Jonathan Pilsbury, of Candia, was married to Zillah 

Woodbury, of New London. 
June 9th 1814. Dexter Everett, of Grafton was married to Betsy 

Pingry, of New London. 
June. 12th 1814. John Hayse was married to Abigail Adams, both of 

New London. 
October. 6th 1814. Elder Henry Hale of New-Charleston in the Des- 

trict of Maine, was married to Hannah Huntting, of New 

London. 
November. 13th 1814. Hezekiah Peck, of Windell, was married to 

Ruth Cram, of New London. 
November. 20th. 18 14. Anthony Colby was married to Polly Everett, 

both of New London. 
December. 1st 1814. Amos Page was married to Hannah Sargent, 

both of New London. 
December. 8th 1814. James Woodward was married to Dolly Dole, 

both of New London. 
February. 19th. 181 5. Joseph Trussel was married to Merim Sargent, 

both of New London. 
May. nth. 181 5. Zebedee Hayse was married to Mehiable Knowltton 

both of New London. 
August. 27th. 1 81 5. Abraham Adams was married to Dolly Everett, 

both of New London. 
November. 5th 181 5. Otis Everett was married to Mary Shepard, 

both of New London. 
November. 15th 181 5. Jonathan Everett Juner was married to Apphia 

Burpee, both of New London. 
December. 12th. 181 5. John Brown was married to Betsy Brown, 

both of New London. 
February. 1st. 1816. Samuel Burpee was married to Sarah Fales, 

both of New London. 
February. 19th. 1816. Allen Knowltton, of Windal, was married to 

Mary French, of New London. 
May. 7th 1816. Enoch Nichols was married to Polley Maynard, both 

of Sutton. 
October. 6th. 1816. Ebenezer Jones was married to Mary Carr, both 

of Hillsborough. 
October. 6th. Daniel Priest was married to Nancy Andrews, both of 

Hillsborough. 
December 24th 1816. James H Pilsbury was married to Delia Burpee. 

both of New London. 
December 31st 1816 Perly Burpee was married to Judith Colby, 

both of New London. 
March. 6th 1817. Nathan Wilmarth Juner of Newport, was married 

to Bethire Davis, of New Lond. 



94 Baptisms and Marriages by Elder Job Seamans 

November 27th 1817. Israel Batchilder was maried to Lydia Dole, 

both of Francastown. 
December 30th 1817 Leu 1 Levi Fowler, of Sutton, was married to 

Harriet Shepard, of New London 
March 30th 1818. John Davis was married to Belinda Gay, both of 

New London. 
March 31st 181 8. Jesse Cross, of Fishersfield, was married to Mar- 
greet Davis, of New London. 
May 7th 1818. Daniel M Everett was married to Rachel Clement: 

both of New London. 
July 9th 1818. John Addison, of Springfield, was married to Hannah 

Page, of Salisbury. 
December 2 d 1818. Nathaniel W Knowltton was married to Ruth 

Herrick: both of New Londion. 
December 3 d 1818. John Clough, of Salem N H. was married to 

Sally Messer, of New London. 
December 29th 1818. Nathaniel Messer was married to Rebeckah 

Sargent: both of New London. 
May the 4th 1819 Enoch E Turrell of Andover, was married to 

Ormacinda Slack, of New London. 
June 9th 1819. William Lovering of Springfield, was married to 

Rebeckah Burpee, of New London. 
July 13th 1819. Ricchard Fisk of Hopkinton, was married to Rap- 

sima Sargent, of New London. 
May 4th 1819 Enoch E Turrill, of Andover, was married to Orma- 
cinda Slack, of New London.* 
June 9th 1819. William Loverin, of Springfield, was married to Re- 
beckah Burpee of New London.* 
July 13th 1819. Richard Fisk of Hopkinton, was married to Rapsima 

Sargent, of New London.* 
October 12th 1819. Stephen Sargent Juner was married to Polly 

Woodward, both of New London. 
November 9th 1819. Benjamin Cross, of Fishersfield was married 

to Martha Davis, of New London. 
At the same time and place. David Gay was married to Asenath 

Davis, both of New London. 
December 30th 1819. Micajah Fowler, of Sutton, was married to 

Achsah Dow, of New London. 
February 24th 1820. Cap* Samuel Carr, of Springfield was married 

to Nancy Greeley, of New London. 
May 9th 1820. Isaac Masten, of Sutton, was married to Betsey 

Page Shepard of New London. 
August 8th 1820. John K Wodward was married to Mehitable K 

Sargent: both of New London. 
October 24th 1820. John Clement was married to Fanny Everett: 

both of New London 

* These records are duplicated in the original. 



Some. November Anniversaries 95 

November 25th 1821. Mariner Easman of Hopkinton was married 

to Dolly Pingree of New London. 
November 29th 1821. Nathan Brown of Wilmot was married to 

Mindwell Everett of New London. 
June 27th 1822 Ira Smith was mrried to Amanda Dow: both of New 

London 
October 10th 1822 David S Gile was married to Emily Gage : both of 

New London. 
November 7th 1822. Zenus Herrick of Plainfield was married to Sally 

Everett of New London. 
July 22 1824. Captain Jonathan Herreck Juner was married to Rhoda 

Everett : both of New London. 
November 2 d 1824 John J Sargent was Married to Rachel S Davis 

both: of New London. 

New London January 14th 1822. 

If I have made no mistake, I have Baptized 142. Males, and 187. 
Females. Total 329. 

April 28th 1822. If I have made no mistake I have married 208 
Couples. 



SOME NOVEMBER ANNIVERSARIES 

By the Editor 

1 November, 1669, Edward Winslow* (Edward?, Mary 2 Chilton, 

James 1 ) was born at Boston. He married three times. 

2 November, 1708, Hannah Robinson 5 (Hannah WiswaW* Priscilla 

Pabodic 3 , Elizabeth' Alden, John) was born at Duxbury. She 
married Nathaniel Thomas. 
4 November, 161 1, Isaac 1 Allerton married Mary Norris at Levden, 
Holland. 

4 November, 1611, Degory 1 Priest married Sarah (Allerton) Vincent 

at Levden, Holland. 

5 November, 1640, Resolved 1 White (William 1 ) married Judith Vas- 

sall at Scituate. 

5 November, 1697, Richard Church 5 (Richard*. Nathanicf, Elizabeth" 

Warren, Richard 1 ) was born. He married Anne . 

6 November, 165 1. Desire Gray 4 (Mary Winslow*, Mary Chilton, 

James 1 ) was born at Plymouth. She married Nathaniel South- 
worth. 

7 November, 1707, Esther 4 White (Jonathan 5 , Peregrine 2 , William 1 ) 

married John Joyce at Yarmouth, Mass. She married, second, 
John Drake. 

8 November, 1682, Jabez Delano 4 {Mercy* Warren, Nathanicf, 

Richard 1 ) was born at Dartmouth. He married Mercy Delano. 



96 Some November Anniversaries 

9 November, 1709, Sarah 4 Standish (Ebenezer* , Alexander 7 , Myles 1 ) 

was born at Plympton. She married Jabez Newland. 
10 November, 1681, Sarah Pabodie 3 {Elizabeth 2 Alden, John 1 ) married 

John Coe at Duxbury. 
12 November, 1722, Lydia 4 Alden (William', John 2-1 ) married Peter 

Britton at Boston. 
14 November, 1687, Nathaniel 4 Fuller (Samuel*' 2 ' 1 ) was- born at 

Plymouth. He married Martha . 

14 November, 1709, Ichabod Baitlett 4 (Benjamin 9 , Mary 2 Warren, 

Richard?) married, second, Desire Arnold 5 (Elizabeth Gray*, 
Mary Winslow*, Mary 2 Chilton, James*) at Duxbury. 

15 November, 1676, Isaac Cushman 4 (Isaac 5 , Mary 2 Allerton, Isaac 1 ) 

was born at Plymouth. He married, first, Sarah Gibbs 4 (Alice* 
Warren, Nathaniel 1 , Richard 1 ) ; and, second, Mercy 4 (Bradford) 
Freeman, daughter of John 3 Bradford (William 2 ' 1 ) and widow of 
Jonathan Freeman 5 (Thomas*, Mercy Prence*, Patience 2 Brewster, 
William 1 ). 

16 November, 1668, Hannah 4 Rogers (John*~ 2 , Thomas 1 ) was born at 

Duxbury. She married Samuel 3 Bradford (William 2 ' 1 ). Her 
mother was Elizabeth Pabodie 8 (Elizabeth 2 Alden, John 1 ). 
16 November, 1669, Mercy Pabodie 8 (Elizabeth 2 Alden, John 1 ) married 
John Simmons at Duxbury. 

16 November, 1671, Mary Pabodie 8 (Elizabeth 2 Alden, John 1 ) married 

Edward Southworth at Duxbury. 

17 November, 1677, Martha Simmons 4 (Mercy Pabodie 3 , Elizabeth 2 

Alden, John 1 ) was born at Duxbury. She married Ebenezer 
Delano and Samuel West. 

18 November, 1712, Mary 4 Alden (John 9 , Joseph 2 , John 1 ) was born. 

She married Noah Thomas. 
20 November, 1688, Hannah 4 Alden (John*' 2 ' 1 ) was born at Boston., 
She married John Jones. 

20 November, 1704, Alice 4 Bradford (William*' 2 ' 1 ) married William 

Barnes at Plymouth. 

21 November, 1620, The Compact was signed on The Mayflower, at 

what is now Provincetown. 

21 November, 1699, Rebecca 3 Eaton (Benjamin 2 , Francis 1 ) married 

Josiah Rickard at Plymouth. 

22 November, 1722, John 3 Alden (John 2 ' 1 ) married, second, Susanna 

Winslow 4 (Edward?, Mary 2 Chilton, James 1 ). His first wife was 

Elizabeth . 

24 November, 1649, John Tomson 3 (Mary 2 Cooke, Francis 1 ) was born 
at Plymouth. He married Mary Tinkham 3 (Mary 2 Brown, Peter 1 ). 

24 November, 1699, Isaac Little 3 (Anna 2 Warren, Richard 1 ) died at 

Marshfield. 

25 November, 1698, Elizabeth Jones 6 (Deborah Coombs*, Francis*, 

Sarah 7 Priest, Degory 1 ) was born at Barnstable. 

26 November, 1707, Richard'' Hopkins (Samuel 4 , Stephen*, Gyles 2 , 

Stephen 1 ) was born at Harwich. He married Ruth Gage. 



Family Records 97 

27 November, 1701, Israel 3 Bradford (William* 1 ) married Sarah 
Bartlett 5 (Benjamin***, Mary 7 Warren, Richard"). 

29 November, 1698, Ephraim Little 4 (Ephraim, Anna 7 Warren, 

Richard?) married Sarah Clarke at Plymouth. 

30 November, 1678, Rebecca Cushman 4 (Isaac 9 , Mary 3 Allerton, Isaac 1 ) 

was born at Plymouth. She married Jacob Mitchell* (Jacob\. 
Jane 7 Cooke, Francis 1 ). 



FAMILY RECORDS 

{Continued from page 60) 

Soule and Manchester Records 

The two records here presented were made and signed by Abner 6 
Sowle (Cornelius*, Nathan*, George 2 '*) in 181 1. Photographs of these 
two records are in this Society's collection. 



"Abner Sowle born March 27 th 1747. 

Dorcas Seabury born January 9 th 1747. 

Joined in Marriage. November 23 rd 1768. 

Childrens Births 

Comfort Sowle born October 2 ed 1767. 

Seabury and Cornelius Sowle born October 15 th 1769. 

Susana Sowle born December 13 th 1771. 

Christopher Sowle born February 6 th 1773. 

Anna Sowle born March 17 th 1776. 

Sarah Sowle born August 6 th 1778. 

Peleg Sowle born February 12 th 1781. 

Abner Sowle born April 28 th 1783. 

Isaac Sowle born March I st 1786. 

John Sowle born October 21 st 1788." 



"William C Manchester Born January 10 th 1775. 
Anna Manchester Born March 17 th 1776. 
Childrens births 

Sarah B Manchester Born Monday August, 21 st 1797. 
Cornelius Manchester Born Friday December, 28 th 1798. 
Maryann Manchester Born Monday August, 11 th 1800. 
Almiria Manchester Born Thursday January, 28 th 1802. 
Abner Manchester Born Wednesday October, 26 th 1803. 
Adeline Manchester Born Tuesday September, 10 th 1805.' 

(To be continued) 



gS Applications for Membership 



APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE 

MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF 

MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Eligibility 

Every male or female descendant, over eighteen years of age, of 
any passenger of the Mayflower on the voyage which ended at Plym- 
outh on December 26, 1620, shall be eligible to membership in this 
Society. [A list of the Passengers will be found on the next page.] 

Every application for membership in this Society shall be made 
on a "Preliminary Application" blank provided by the Society. Such 
application shall bear the autograph signatures of the candidate and 
of two members of this Society who shall vouch for the applicant. 

The sum of ten dollars ($10.00), to cover the Entrance Fee and 
the Annual Dues for the current fiscal year, must be deposited with 
the Secretary when the Preliminary Application is filed. 

After the Membership Committee has approved a Preliminary 
Application the Pedigree Papers shall be issued. If the Pedigree 
Papers are not filled out in duplicate and filed with the Secretary 
within six months after the approval of the Preliminary Application 
such approval shall become void. 

After the pedigree has been examined by the Historian the appli- 
cation shall be laid before the Board of Assistants, who shall vote 
upon it by secret ballot, and two. negative votes shall reject. 



Entrance Fee and Annual Dues 

The Entrance Fee shall be five dollars. 

The Annual Dues of all members elected after 28 March, 1912,' 
shall be five dollars, payable at the time of election and on the first 
day of March in each year; and all such members who have paid 
their dues for the fiscal year shall receive the Society's two maga- 
zines, "The Mayflower Descendant" and "Pilgrim Notes and 
Queries," for such fiscal year without further charge. 

Members elected in the months of December, January and Febru- 
ary shall not be required to pay annual dues on the first day of March 
next ensuing. 

The payment at one time of the sum of one hundred dollars shall 
exempt the member so paying from all future annual dues, and shall 
constitute him a Life Member. All Life Members may receive both 
"The Mayflower Descendant" and "Pilgrim Notes and Queries" 
without extra charge. 



The Mayflower Passengers 



99 



THE MAYFLOWER PASSENGERS 

[The Mayflower Ancestors] 

In the following list will be found the names of the forty-nine (49) 
Mayflower Passengers from whom it is now possible to prove descent: 



John 1 Alden 
Isaac 1 Allerton 

wife Mary 

daughter Mary 2 

daughter Remember 2 
John 1 Billington 

wife Eleanor 

son Francis 2 
William 1 Bradford 
William 1 Brewster 

wife Mary 

son Love 3 
Peter 1 Brown 
James 1 Chilton 

wife 

daughter Mary" 
Francis 1 Cooke 

son John 2 



Edward 1 Doty 
Francis 1 Eaton 

wife Sarah 

son Samuel 2 
Edward 1 Fuller 

wife 

son Samuel 2 
Dr. Samuel 1 Fuller 
Stephen 1 Hopkins 

2d wife, Elizabeth 

son Gyles 2 
(by 1st wife) 

daughter Constance 2 
(by 1 st wife) 
John 1 Howland 
William 1 Mullins 

wife Alice 

daughter Priscilla 2 



Degory 1 Priest 
Thomas 1 Rogers 

son Joseph 2 
Henry 1 Samson 
George 1 Soule 
Myles 1 Standish 
John 1 Tilley 

wife 

daughter Elizabeth 2 
Richard 1 Warren 
William 1 White 

wife Susanna 

son Resolved 2 

son Peregrine 2 
Edward 1 Winslow 



[The Passengers from Whom We Cannot Prove Descent] 



Bartholomew 3 Allerton 
John Allerton 
John 2 Billington 
Dorothy Bradford 

(wife of William 1 
Wrestling 2 Brewster 
Richard Britteridge 
William Butten 
Robert Carter 
John Carver 
Katharine Carver 

(wife of John) 
Maid servant of the 

Carvers 

Richard Clarke 

Humility Cooper 

John 1 Crackston 

son Tohn 2 

*Ely 

Thomas English 



Moses Fletcher 
Richard Gardiner 
John Goodman 
William Holbeck 
) John Hooke 
Damaris 2 Hopkins 
Oceanus 2 Hopkins 
John Langmore 
William Latham 
Edward Leister 
Edmund Margeson 
Christopher Martin 

wife 

Desire Minter 
Ellen More 
Jasper More 
Richard More 
[a boy] More 
Joseph 2 Mullins 
Solomon Prower 



John Rigdale 

wife Alice 
Rose Standish 

( 1 st wife of Myles 1 ) 
Elias Story 
Edward Thomson 
Edward Tilley 

wife Ann 
Thomas 1 Tinker 

wife 



son 



William Trevore 
John 1 Turner 

son 

son 

Roger Wilder 
Thomas Williams 
Elizabeth Winslow 

(wife of Edward 1 ) 
Gilbert Winslow 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

CONTENTS -NOVEMBER, J9J3 



I. Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society , of 

Mayflower Descendants Page 85 

II. Birth, Marriage and Death Records from Benja- 
min Percival's Diary (Continued) ... 87 

III. Baptisms and Marriages, 1774-1824, By Elder 

Job Seamans (Concluded) ..... 90 

IV. Some November Anniversaries .... 95 
V. Family Records (Continued) 97 

VI. Applications for Membership in the Massachusetts 

Society of Mayflower Descendants ... 98 

VII. The Mayflower Passengers 99 

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August) by the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. 
[Volume I will end with the December, 1913, issue.] 

Subscription price to all who are not members of the Massachusetts 
Society of Mayflower Descendants, $1.00 per volume, strictly in ad- 
vance. Single copies of current issues, 15 cents each. 

Life members of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower De- 
scendants, and those members who pay $5.00 annual dues, will receive 
both "Pilgrim Notes and Queries" and "The Mayflower Descendant" 
without extra charge. 

Massachusetts Society members who were elected before 28 March, 
1912, and have not transferred to the $5.00 class, will receive "Pilgrim 
Notes and Queries" on payment of fifty cents per year, strictly in 
advance. 

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PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

GEORGE ERNEST BOWMAN, Editor 

Published by the 

Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants 
53 Mount Vernon Street, Boston 

VoL I DECEMBER, 19J3 No. 8 

OFFICIAL NOTICES OF THE MASSACHUSETTS 
SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Forefathers' Day Service 

On Sunday morning, 21 December, 1913, the two hundred and 
ninety-third anniversary of the Landing of the Pilgrims, a Com- 
memorative Service will be held at Christ Church, Salem St., Boston, 
at a quarter before eleven o'clock. 

The sermon will be preached by Rev. George Hodges, D.D., and 
there will be special music. 

Seats will be reserved for members of the Society and friends 
accompanying them. 

Members are requested to wear their insignia. 

Christ Church, the "Old North Church" of the Revolution, has 
recently been renovated and restored to its original appearance, 
and the names of the early owners have been placed on the old pews. 

Rev. Ernest M. Paddock 

Samuel B. Capen, LL.D. t 

Rev. William E. Huntington, LL.D. 

Rev. Dudley R. Child 

Rev. Rufus B. Tobey 

Committee on Forefathers' Dav Sen-ice 




I02 Official Notices 

Eighteenth Annual Dinner 
The Massachusetts Society's Eighteenth Annual Dinner was held 
at the Hotel Somerset, Boston, on Thursday evening, 20 November, 

I 9 I 3- 

Mr. Lew C. Hill, Governor of the Society, presided. The "Com- 
pact" was read by Rev. Ernest M. Paddock, the Elder of the Society, 
and addresses were made by: Charles W. Eliot, LL.D., President 
Emeritus of Harvard University, on "The Pilgrims, a Joint Stock 
Corporation"; Rev. George A. Gordon, D.D., Pastor of the Old 
South Church, Boston, on "The Immigrant's Dream and the Reality"; 
Prof. Kirsopp Lake, of the University of Leyden, Holland, "A Greet- 
ing from Leyden"; Thomas Snell Hopkins, Esq., of Washington, 
D. C, Governor General of the General Society of Mayflower De- 
scendants, on "The Duty of Today." 

One hundred and fifty-three members and guests were present. 

Address of President Eliot 

Your Governor has acted in quite a different way in regard to 
the education of his sons from that of a distinguished manufacturer 
in Chicago, who had not received a college education himself, and 
did not believe that a college education had any advantages for young 
men who were going to go into business ; so he did not send his 
own son to any college, but brought him up in the works. This son 
turned out to be a successful business man, and a man of great 
public spirit, but he always regretted his father's action in keeping 
him out of college. So when he had a son in his turn, he sent him 
to Harvard College. The grandfather thought that was an awful 
mistake, and augured the worst for his grandson's career. The 
grandson turned out to be a remarkably good student in Harvard 
College, very capable in his studies, very capable in every respect. 
So soon as he graduated he was given a place in his grandfather's 
and father's works, and within two years the grandfather said of 
this grandson that he was the smartest young fellow that had ever 
gone into the works ! Nevertheless, the grandfather subsequently 
published a considerable book, in which he proved, to his own satis- 
faction, that it was injurious to a young man who was going into 
business to go to college. Mr. Hill, your Governor, testifies that 
his judgment and his action in regard to the education of sons for 
business have been quite different from those of that Chicago 
grandfather. I congratulate you on having so wise and far-seeing a 
Governor. 

I want to present to you tonight the Pilgrim Fathers as business 
men ; because their principles in business and their experience in 
business teach much with regard to the great business problem of 
today, the industrial struggle between labor and capital. The world 
thinks of the Pilgrims as religious men. as men stirred to the depths 
of their nature by their religious beliefs, as men who sacrificed 



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everything that ordinary people hold most precious, in order that 
they might worship God in freedom. The world also remembers the 
Pilgrims because they illustrated more perfectly than any people 
of their day and generation the worth of toleration in religion. Out 
of their devotion, out of their experience and their teaching, has 
come the religious toleration which has characterized this repub- 
lic. All these thoughts about the Pilgrims are true and just; but 
I want to present to you other reasons for honoring the memory of 
the Pilgrims, and admiring them, namely, their justice and courage 
in their business operations. Their ethics in business were better 
than the prevailing business ethics in the country they founded down 
to the beginning of the twentieth century, and still their ethics set 
high example to the business men of today. 

You must not be alarmed at the size of this volume [holding up 
a large book] ; it is the admirable history of "The Pilgrim Republic," 
by John A. Goodwin. This history was the main work of the au- 
thor's life, and he died before it was published. I hope that every 
Mayflower Descendant here reads this book to the next generation. 
It is an admirable presentation of the whole history and development 
of the Pilgrim Colony. 

The first point to which I venture to direct your attention is that 
the Pilgrims were much more than a church migrating from Eng- 
land to Holland and from Holland to the American wilderness ; they 
were a church, and the church migrated for the best of reasons ; 
but they were also a joint stock company in the same sense in which 
we use the term now, a company owning property in the peculiar 
way which we call "stock-holding." 

Now, who were the stockholders? There is a great lesson in 
the answer to that question: 

"The Adventurers and Planters do agree, That every person 
that goeth, being aged sixteen years and upwards, be rated at £10: 
and £10 to be accounted a Single Share." There were two ways of 
acquiring a share in this stock company; one was to put in £10 in 
money, but another was to take the risk of going as a planter, 
artisan, or laborer in the interest of the Colony. 

We have only one of those two ways nowadays of becoming a 
shareholder in an industrial enterprise. The Pilgrims recognized 
the right of the workman who took the risks of the journey across 
the sea, of settling in the wilderness, and of working in an untried 
climate under new conditions to hold at least one share in the stock 
of the company. Every person over sixteen years of age that went 
thereby became a stockholder ; though he put in no money, he became 
the possessor of a single share. 

"That he that goeth in person, and furnisheth himself out with 
£10. either in money or other provisions, be accounted as having £20 
in Stock: and in the Division shall receive a Double Share." 

That is, a man who put in only £10 but went, when it came to 



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a division of the properties seven years afterward, was to be en- 
titled to £20. I think it would be difficult to find in all the industrial 
world of today a provision of that nature, a recognition of the 
personal contribution in the stock. 

"The persons transported and the Adventurers shall continue 
their Joint Stock and Partnership together, the space of Seven 
Years; except some unexpected impediment do cause the whole 
Company to agree otherwise; during which time, all profits and 
benefits that are got by [the] trade, traffic, trucking, working, fish- 
ing, or any other means, of any person, or persons, [shall] remain 
still in the Common Stock until the Division." 

This was a strictly cooperative undertaking. They were all 
going to work together to accumulate property by fishing, trading, 
and raising agricultural crops; in every possible way they were 
going to cooperate, every one of them, leaders and followers, masters 
and servants. Here was an early type of what we now call co- 
operation, one of the most hopeful of recent industrial experiments. 
They were going to sort out the men according to their several 
proficiencies ; some were going to fish, others to raise crops, and 
others to build houses, or make such commodities as would be most 
useful to the Colony; and all this labor was simple cooperation for 
the common good, for the common profit. 

There had been left out of the contract which was presented for 
signature when the voyagers actually started from England one 
provision which the Pilgrims regarded as essential; it was left 
out at the instance of Weston, one of the adventurers. That omitted 
article provided that during the seven years each planter, that is, 
each one of the men that personally went, should work four days 
in each week for the Colony and have two for himself and family. 
The Pilgrims learnt that this article had been left out of the agree- 
ment only on the very last day before they finally sailed. They in- 
sisted that it be put back; they were not willing to work every day 
in the week for the stock company, even though they all shared the 
profits. They insisted that every man should have two days to work 
for himself. That is a very instructive feature in the Pilgrim im- 
migration. It is repeated in the present Portuguese immigration. 
The Portuguese immigrant will work for another person or for a 
company only till he has accumulated a little money with which to 
hire a piece of land or a fishing boat; then he will only work for 
himself. He and all his family insist on working for themselves. 
The Pilgrims, starting from England, felt the same desire in regard 
to one third of their working time, and they insisted that the omitted 
article should be put back into their agreement. They had to pay 
dearly for it; because Weston refused to pay the port charges, if 
that article was restored, and the Pilgrims gave up, therefore, a 
quantity of butter, leather, and other much needed supplies which 
had already been put aboard the Mayflower, and so raised the money 
to pay the port charges. 






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The contract was only to last seven years; at the end of which 
time there was to be a division of the acquired property of the com- 
pany, a restoration, that is to say, of all that had been made by the 
stock company in lands, goods, and buildings to the separate, private 
individuals who had themselves taken part personally or by con- 
tribution of money in the venture. They thus asserted their belief 
in the right of private individual property, in spite of their contract 
that they should give four days in every week to the service of the 
stock company, and in spite of the fact that they all shared in the 
stock of the company; whether they had put in money or not, they 
held shares in the stock. 

Now how did this arrangement turn out in practice? It was but 
a short time before the Planters began to want to buy out the Ad- 
venturers. The Adventurers were English people who had put in 
nothing but money and had stayed at home. Those who actually 
went on the expedition wanted within three years to buy out the 
Adventurers, and took measures so to do. Moreover, by the fourth 
year they had discovered that the expectation of profit from the 
stock company, the motive to industry arising from sharing in the 
stock was insufficient to induce effective, zealous, continuous labor. 
Their experience in this respect is very instructive. They perhaps 
met that result with surprise; but it turned out in practice that the 
work done for the stock company on the four days of the week was 
not ardent, zealous, or devoted enough to yield a fair product, even 
when famine was imminent for the entire community. When they 
learned that this was the result of the operation of the articles of 
agreement, what did they do? The practical thing, the wise thing. 
They decided that land should be appropriated to each family, the 
family to have the whole product as its own. The result of this new 
assignment of land was an immediate improvement in the quality 
of the labor put upon the land, and consequently in the crops. 

There is a profitable lesson in this for ourselves. We have today 
got to find something besides a payment of wages to the workman — 
so much pay for so many hours or days of work — as an induce- 
ment to work with good will, because mere wages by themselves, 
since we made democracy triumphant, since we secured by lav per- 
fect liberty of association, do not procure efficient labor, do not lead 
to a cordial cooperation between capital and labor, or to an ade- 
quate industrial productiveness. Every one who works, no matter 
whether he works with his head or his hands, desires in these days 
so to work that he may improve his own condition at work and his 
family's condition more and more in proportion to the zeal, skillful- 
ness, and fidelity of his work. We have to learn how to put before 
the employed the same motives which impel the employer. That is 
the discovery that we need to make if we are going to stop the 
strife between labor and capital, and create a vast industrial repub- 
lic which will be equal to the task of feeding and clothing and shel- 



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tering hundreds of millions of persons on this continent in a com- 
mon content. This principle comes right out of the experience of 
that extraordinary little Colony of the Pilgrim Fathers. We are 
going to owe them leadership towards the happy industrial common- 
wealth, as well as guidance toward the establishment of political 
liberty and the achievement of religious toleration. 

[Remarks of President Eliot at the Close of the Speaking] 

Because I have not been perfectly content with the general spirit 
of what has been said here tonight in one respect, I wish to say a 
few more words. What is the real, fundamental conviction in our 
own minds about the worth of the Pilgrim Fathers, about their 
nature and about their teaching? Why do we love their memory and 
reverence it? It seems to me that one great reason is their heroic 
quality. We have spoken here of their sufferings, we have spoken 
of the dangers of the wilderness and the sea, we have spoken of 
the terrible mortality among them in their very first year: but was 
it the suffering that they endured which makes their memory dear 
to us ? It seems to me to be really that heroic quality. 

Now a hero is impossible if he knows the issue of his deed, of 
his daring. If he knew the issue he would be no hero. The Pilgrims 
did not know the issue and they had no vision of it. They just 
loved liberty and toleration and truth, and hoped for more of it, for 
more liberty, for a more perfect toleration, for more truth, and they 
put their lives, their labors, at the disposition of those loves without 
the least vision of this republic or of what was going to come out of 
their industry, their devotion, their dangerous and exposed lives. 
Isn't that the essence of their heroism, — their ignorance of the 
future, and yet their devotion to their duty and to their loves? And 
I believe that that has always been the essence of heroism, and I 
believe that it is in that spirit that we should work today, without 
certainty of the future of our country, without certainty, indeed 
with many doubts about the progress of liberty and the progress' 'of 
the race toward justice and health and vigor. We :./iust work in 
the same ignorance of the future, and it is a privilege so to do today, 
just as we know now that it was the great privilege of the Pil- 
grims to testify and to work for the good of mankind for their own 
good, for the good of their neighbors, without knowing in the least 
the triumphant issue of their lives. 

Donations to the Society's Library 

From Mr. Stedman S. Hanks: "Our Plymouth Forefathers." 
From Dr. Inez L. Clarke and Dr. Genevieve Clarke: "A Volume 
of Original Poems by Augustus P. Clarke, A.M., M.D." 

From Mr. John W. Churchill: "Burial Hill, Plymouth, Massa- 
chusetts, Its Monuments and Gravestones. ... By Benjamin Drew." 



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Mrs. Edward Young Swift, of Detroit, Mich., died 1 May, 1913. 
Mrs. Swift was descended from Gov. William Bradford and 
John Howland, and was elected a member of this Society on 
13 October, 1897. 



Members Elected 
November 18, 1913. 

1258. Miss Ella Sites Wood, Hyde Park, Mass., ninth from Isaac 1 

Allerton, eighth from Mary 2 Allerton. 

1259. Mrs. William James Moltman, Arlington, Mass., ninth from 

John Howland. 

1260. Stedman Shumway Hanks, Manchester, Mass., eleventh from 

William Brewster. 

1261. Mrs. Daniel Greenleaf Langlands, Brookline, Mass., tenth 

from John Howland. 

1262. Mrs. William Arnold Spencer, Northbridge, Mass., ninth from 

Richard Warren. 

1263. Charles Newcomb Kinney Brush, Brookline, Mass., eighth 

from William Bradford. 

1264. Miss Fanny Foster, Boston, Mass., tenth from Richard 

Warren. 

1265. Mrs. Roy Wallace Osborne, Winthrop, Mass., eighth from 

William Bradford. 

1266. Mrs. Frank Henry Carter, Melrose, Mass., eighth from Wil- 

liam 1 White, seventh from Peregrine 2 White. 

1267. Miss Margaret Pillsbury Carter, Melrose, Mass., ninth from 

William 1 White, eighth from Peregrine 1 ' White. 

1268. Harold Standish Bradford, Concord, Mass., ninth from Wil- 

liam Bradford. 

1269. Wallace Wales, Newton, Mass., eighth from John Alden. 

1270. Herbert Ellwood Sherman, Foxborough, Mass., eighth from 

Myles Standish. 

1271. Mrs. Frederick Albert Norris, Brookline, Mass., ninth from 

William Bradford. 

Supplemental Lines Accepted 
November, 1913. 

1 126. Rev. Edward E. Atkinson, eighth from Francis Cooke: 

eighth from John Howland ; eighth from Richard Warren. 

1255. Mrs. Henry E. Parmenter, eighth from John Alden; ninth 

from William 1 Brewster, eighth from Love 2 Brewster. 

tenth from John Howland. 

Attest: George Ernest Bowman, 
10 December, 1913. Secretary. 



io8 Register of Minor Children 



REGISTER OF MINOR CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN 

NEPHEWS AND NIECES OF MEMBERS OF THE 

SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

{Continued from page 77) 

[Membership in the Society of Mayflower Descendants is limited 
to persons over eighteen years of age, and we have frequently been 
urged to devise some plan for registering younger children, both for 
permanent record as a part of the "Mayflower Genealogies" which 
we have been compiling for many years, and for the purpose of mak- 
ing it easier for such children to become members of the Society, when 
they reach the required age. 

We have, therefore, established a registry of the children, under 
eighteen years of age, of members of the Society of Mayflower De- 
scendants. Members of all State Societies may register their children 
en payment, strictly in advance, of a fee of one dollar for each child, 
to cover the expense of recording and card indexing, and of printing 
in this department. The names of children registered will be printed, 
unless we are requested not to print them. 

Minor children of deceased members may be registered by any 
other member of the Society. 

A member of any State Society of Mayflower Descendants may 
register a minor grandchild, or a minor nephew or niece, if the child's 
father or mother, through whom the Mayflower descent is claimed, 
died without becoming a member of the Society. V 

The full name, place of birth and date of birth must be given for 
each child to be registered, also the name of the State Society of which 
the parent is a member. If both parents are members, the fact should 
be stated. 

Minor children of living parents who are eligible to membership 
in the Society, but have not become members, cannot be registered in 
this department. They may, however, be recorded, for the same fee, 
in our Registry of Non-Members, which will include non-members of 
all ages.] 

[Register of Minor Children] 

William Henry Bradford, Mass. 1256 : a son, William Bradford, born 
20 November, 1894, at Babylon, N. Y., died 20 March, 1900, at 
New York, N. Y. ; a son, George Dexter Bradford, born 12 June, 
1897, at New York, N. Y. ; a son, William Henry Bradford, born 
17 March, 1906, at Nice, France; twin sons, Arthur Bradford and 
Gerald Bradford, born 18 June, 1908, at Les Sables d'Olonne, 
France. 

Mrs. Augusta Prince (Lothrop) Moltman, Mass. 1259: a daughter, 
Mary Lothrop Moltman, born 9 June, 1903, at West Medford, 



Some December Anniversaries 109 

Mass.; a son, Benjamin Lothrop Moltman, born 14 May, 1907, 
at Arlington, Mass. 

Wallace Wales, Mass. 1269: a son, John Wallace Wales, born 1 July, 
1906, at Newton, Mass. ; a son, Richard Tufts Wales, born 30 Sep- 
tember, 1909, at Newton, Mass. 

Mrs. Helen Elizabeth (Brush) Norris, Mass. 1271 : a son, Henry Dole 
Norris, 4th, born 14 August, 1913, at Brookline, Mass. [Registered 
by his grandfather, Charles N. K. Brush, Mass. 1263.] 

( To be continued) 



SOME DECEMBER ANNIVERSARIES 

By the Editor 

2 December, 1685, Isaac 3 Alden {Joseph 2 , John 1 ) married Mehitable 

Allen at Bridgewater. 
2 December, 1686, Mercy Sawyer 4 (Mercy Little', Anna 2 Warren, 

Richard 1 ) married Anthony Eames at Marshfield. 

2 December, 1724, Phebe Paine 6 (Jonathan 5 , Thomas*, Mary Snow*, 

Constance 2 Hopkins, Stephen 1 ) was born at Truro. She married 
Constant 5 Hopkins (Caleb*~ 3 , Gyles 2 , Stephen 1 ) at Truro. 

3 December, 1695 (new style), John 2 Cooke (Francis 1 ) died at Dart- 

mouth. 

4 December, 1690, Desire (Gray 4 ) Southworth, daughter of Edward 

Gray, by his first wife, Mary Winslow 3 (Mary 2 Chilton, James 1 ), 
died at Plymouth. 

5 December, 1698, Thomas Little 4 (Isaac*, Anna 2 Warren, Richard?)' - 

married Mary Mayhew. 

5 December, 1706, Alice 3 Alden (David:, John 1 ) married Judah Pad- 

dock at Duxbury. 

6 December, 1645, Elizabeth Mitchell 3 (Jane 2 Cooke, Francis 1 ) 

married John Washburn at Plymouth. 

7 December, 1620, Dorothy (May) Bradford, first wife of William 1 

Bradford, was drowned at Cape Cod Harbor, now Provincetown. 

8 December, 1699 (new style), Mary" (Allerton) Cushman, widow 

of Elder Thomas Cushman, died at Plymouth. 
8 December, 1701, Ruth Church 5 (Richard*, Nathaniel 3 , Elizabeth 2 

Warren, Richard?) was born. She married Ezekiel Hatch. 
8 December, 1724. Lemuel Little 5 (John*, Ephraim 3 , Anna 2 Warren, 

Richard 1 ) was born at Marshfield. He married Penelope Eames 5 

(Mary Oakman*, Elizabeth 3 Doty, Edward 2 ' 1 ) . 

10 December, 1613. William 1 Bradford married, first, Dorothy May 

at Amsterdam, Holland. 

11 December, 1709. Isaac 3 Billington (Francis 2 , John 1 ) died at Mid- 

dleborough. His wife was Hannah Glass. 



no Some December Anniversaries 

12 December, 171 7, Isaac Tinkham 4 (Ephraim 3 , Mary 2 Brown, Peter 1 ) 

married Abijah Wood. 

13 December, 1660, Joseph Church 3 (Elizabeth 2 Warren, Richard 1 ) 

married Mary Tucker at Hingham. 
13 December, 1684 (new style), Francis 2 Billington (John 1 ) died at 

Middleborough. 
13 December, 1687, Lydia Cushman 4 (Eleazer 3 , Mary 2 Allerton, 

Isaac 1 ) was born at Plymouth. She married John Waterman. 
15 December, 1704, Coombs Barrows 5 (Mercy Coombs*, Francis*, 

Sarah 2 Priest, Degory 1 ) was born. He married Mary Dwelly. 

15 December, 1716, Mary 5 Hopkins (Joseph 4 , Stephen 3 , Gyles 2 , Ste- 

phen 1 ) was born at Harwich. She married Thomas Foster. 
Her mother was Mary Mayo 5 (Hannah Freeman*, Mercy Prence*, 
Patience 2 Brewster, William 1 ). 
iC December 1666, Abigail Church 4 (Nathaniel, Elizabeth 2 Warren, 
Richard) was born at Plymouth. She married Nathaniel Harlow. 

16 December, 1667, Caleb Church 3 (Elizabeth 2 Warren, Richard 1 ) 

married Joanna Sprague at Hingham. 

16 December, 1703, Jonathan Barnes 5 (Mary Bartlett*, Joseph*, Mary 2 

Warren, Richard) was born at Plymouth. He married Phebe 
Finney. 

17 December, 1688, Elisha 4 Hopkins (Joshua 3 , Gyles 2 , Stephen 1 ) was 

born at Eastham. He married Experience Scudder. 

18 December, 1710, Lydia 4 Alden (John 3 , Joseph 2 , John 1 ) was born. 

She married, first, Samuel Eddy, and, second, John Fuller. 

19 December, 1698, John 4 Fuller (Samuel 3 ' 2 ' 1 ) was born at Plymouth. 

He married, first, Deborah Ring 4 (Elcazer 3 , Deborah 2 Hopkins, 
Stephen 1 ), and, second, Mercy (Washburn) Cushman, the daugh- 
ter of Lydia 4 Billington (Isaac 3 , Francis 2 , John 1 ), and the widow 
of Robert 5 Cushman (Robert*, Thomas 3 , Mary 2 Allerton, Isaac 1 ). 

19 December, 1708, Mercy Barnes 5 (Alice* Bradford, William**"*) 

was born at Plymouth. She married, first, Samuel Cole, and, 
second, Barnabas Hedge. 

20 December, 1681, Mercy 4 -Bradford (John 3 , William 2 ' 1 ) was born at 

Plymouth. She married, first, Jonathan Freeman 5 (Thomas*, 
Mercy Prence 3 , Patience 2 Brewster, William 1 ), and, second, 
Isaac Cushman 4 (Isaac 3 , Mary 2 Allerton, Isaac 1 ). Her mother 
was Mercy 3 Warren (Joseph 2 , Richard 1 ). 

20 December, vjiy, Benjamin Barnes 5 (Alice* Bradford, William*' 2 ' 1 ) 

was born at Plymouth. He married Experience Rider. 

21 December, 1620 (new style), Forefathers' Day. The Third Ex 

ploring Party, in the Shallop, landed at Plymouth. 

21 December, 1675, Faith (Clark) (Doty) Phillips, widow of Ed- 
ward 1 Doty, and wife of John Phillips, was buried at Marshfield. 

21 December, 1691, Gershom 4 Bradford (Samuel 3 , William 2 ' 1 ) was 
born at Plymouth. He married Priscilla Wiswall 4 (Priscilla 
Pabodic 3 , Elizabeth 2 Alden, John 1 ). 



Some December Anniversaries 1 1 1 

22 December, 1701, Lydia 4 Alden (William 2 , John 2 * 1 ) was born at 
Boston. She married Peter Britton. 

23 December, 1683, Samuel 4 Bradford (John 3 , William 2 ' 1 ) was born 
at Plymouth. He married Sarah Gray. 

23 December, 1718, John 5 White (John, Samuel 3 , Resolved 2 , Wil- 
liam 1 ) married Mercy Jenkins at Barnstable. 

23 December, 1719, Lydia 4 Bradford (David 3 , William 2 ' 1 ) was born. 
She married, first, Elkanah Cushman 5 (Elkanah*~ 3 , Mary 2 Aller- 
ton, Isaac 1 ), and, second, Dr. Lazarus Le Baron. 

24 December, 1684, Henry 1 Samson died at Duxbury. 

25 December, 1620 (new style), the Mayflower set sail from Cape 
Cod Harbor for Plymouth, but was driven back by a storm. [See 
under 26 December.] 

25 December, 1653, Peter Tinkham 8 (Mary 2 Brown, Peter 1 ) was born 
at Plymouth. He married Mercy Mendall. 

25 December, 1667, Desire 2 Doty (Edward 1 ) married William Sher- 
man. She married, second, Israel Holmes, and, third, Alexander 2 
Standi sh (Myles 1 ). 

26 December, 1620 (new style). The Mayflower arrived at Plym- 
outh. [See under 25 December.] 

28 December, 1699, Ichabod Bartlett 4 (Benjamin 3 , Mary 2 Warren, 
Richard 1 ) married Elizabeth Waterman. 

29 December, 1675, John 4 Bradford (John 3 , William 2 ' 1 ) was born at 
Plymouth. He married Rebecca Bartlett 5 (Benjamin*~ 3 , Mary 2 
V/arrcn, Richard 1 ). 

30 December, 1709, Peter Tinkham 8 (Mary 2 'Brown, Peter 1 ) died at 
Middleborough. 

30 December, 1714, John Tinkham 4 (Hclkiah 3 , Mary 2 Brown, Peter 1 ) 
married Ann Gray 5 (John*, Mary Winslow 3 , Mary 1 Chilton, 
James 1 ). 

31 December, 1682, Francis Coombs 8 (Sarah 2 Priest, Degory 1 ) died 
at Middleborough. 

31 December, 1687 (new style), Elizabeth (Tilley) Howland, wife 

of John 1 Howland, died at Swansea. 
31 December, 1718, John 3 Samson (Stephen 2 , Henry 1 ) married Pris- 

cilia Bartlett 5 (Benjamin*^, Mary 2 Warren, Richard?). 



■ 



U2 Records from Benjamin PercivaVs Diary 

BIRTH t MARRIAGE AND DEATH RECORDS FROM 
BENJAMIN PEROVAL'S DIARY 

( Continued from page 8g) 

Saturday, 7 January, 1792, "Sally Goodspeed marr d New years Day" 
Thursday, 12 January, 1792, "Jo s . . . . is helping his uncle Tho s 

Cart hay from the Beach this week" 
Saturday, 4 February, 1792, "to Day a little before night had a son 

Born which makes the seventh son " * 
Saturday, 26 October, 1793, " Jo s Carted hay for his uncle James" 
Wednesday, 13 November, 1793, "Joshua Freemans Wife Died the 

Day before yesterday and was Buried to Day" 
Tuesday, 21 January, 1794, "yesterday Shobal Ewer was Drowned 

in Marshpee Pond he was going to fish for Pickrel and fell 

through the ice" 
Friday, 21 February, 1794. "the night before Last Josiah Meiggs 

was married to Lidia Fuller and Last night they finish d their 

wedding to his fathers" 
Saturday, 22 March, 1794, "I went to high Annasf to unship John 

who was Ship d for a fish voyage as there is an appearance of a 

war" 
Saturday, 12 April, 1794, "John went to work at Brigadier Free- 
mans the Day before yesterday" 
Saturday, 19 July, 1794, "John Sat out for Nantucket Last Wednesday 

in order to go off a voyage a whaling Round Cape horn" 
Wednesday, 1 October, 1794, "Brother John from Lee with his Wife 

and Daughter are here" 
Saturdav. 11 October, 1794, "Brother John Sat out home yesterday 

for Lee" 
Saturday, 3 January, 1795, "Joseph Sat out for Lee Last monday" 
Monday, 12 January, 1795, "I began to keep a school to day" 
Saturday, 7 February, 1795, "Joseph got home to Day from Lee" 
Saturday, 14 February, 1795, "I have been to Town to Day and Rece d 

a Letter out of the Post office from John wrote the 15 th of Oct° 

from the Isle of May" 
Wednesday, 22 April, 1795, "to Day my teem is gone to plow for 

brother Thomas" 
Friday, 22 May, 1795, "Esq r Crocker Rais d his house yesterday" 
Sunday, 31 May, 1795, "I Expect to Set out on a Journey to Lee to 

morrow" 
Friday, 3 July, 1795, "I ariv d home out of the Country to Day I Sat 

out the first Day of June in Company with Seth Goodspeed 

* " Tim y Bom " is written in the margin. 

t " high Annas " undoubtedly meant the village of " Hyannis " in the town of 
Barnstable. 



Records from Benjamin PercivaPs Diary 113 

Josiah Goodspeed John Wing John Tobey Joseph Crocker and 
Abraham Crocker and came home with the Same Company 
Except John Wing I made my visit a Lenox and Lee we Sat off 
from Lee Last monday and ariv d in Town at Fessendens about 
noon to Day" 

Saturday, 19 September, 1795, "Last monday I attended Peleg Hoxies 
funeral" "David Smith Died Last monday night" 

Friday, 23 October, 1795, "Bill Gay that liv d with Nathan Bourn 
was kill d last monday by a cart Loaded with hav running over 
him" 

Saturday, 24 October, 1795, "John got home from his whale voyage 
having been gone from home Just 15 months he has been to the 
Brazils and Woolwich bay and got 1500 Barrels of oil" 

Saturday, 31 October, 1795, "John Jones Wife Died yesterday hav- 
ing been Sick a great while" 

Saturday, 13 January, 1796, "this day I am 44 years of age" 

Sunday, 28 February, 1796, "Co 1 Abraham Williams Died Last mon- 
day night and was buried on thursday" 

Saturday, 18 June, 1796, "I have been 2 Days this week to M r Samp- 
sons apprizing Land and Personal Estate" 

Monday, 20 June, 1796, "this Evening a few minutes past Eight 
o'Clock I had a Son born* which is the Eighth Son I have 
living for ought I know Joseph Crocker Timothy Goodspeed 
and my self have been apprizing Timothy Jones' Estate which 
he Died Seized of" 

Saturday, 9 July, 1796, "Stephen Combs Died this morning" 

Saturday, 13 August, 1796, "I have been to Sandwich Town and 
from there to Barnstable Town to Lawyer Freemans to get 
writts for one Cap 1 Paul Worth whose Ship John was going a 
whaling voyage and has been to work on board all Summer 
and was Deprived of his birth" 

Saturday, 17 September, 1796, "Elisha got home from his whale 
voyage on Wednesday having got about 140 Barrells Mercy 
Parker wife of Jo s Parker and only Daughter to John Bursley 
Died yesterday morning" 

Saturday, 1 October, 1796, "Silvanus Jones was married Last week 
and brought his wife home Last Wednesday" 

Saturday, 11 November, 1796, "m r Lawrence m r Sampson and my 
self appraised the Estate of Stephen Cooms yesterday" 

Saturday, 3 December, 1796, "Last thursday night John was mar- 
ried" 

Saturday, 12 August, 1797, "John went from home last monday to 
go to Nantucket to help fix a Ship he is going a whale voyage 
in to the Brazils" 

* " Silvanus Bom " is written in the margin. 
(To be continued) 



ii4 Applications for Membership 



APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE 

MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF 

MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Eligibility 

Every male or female descendant, over eighteen years of age, of 
any passenger of the Mayflower on the voyage which ended at Plym- 
outh on December 26, 1620, shall be eligible to membership in this 
Society. [A list of the Passengers will be found on the next page.] 

Every application for membership in this Society shall be made 
on a "Preliminary Application" blank provided by the Society. Such 
application shall bear the autograph signatures of the candidate and 
of two members of this Society who shall vouch for the applicant. 

The sum of ten dollars ($10.00), to cover the Entrance Fee and 
the Annual Dues for the current fiscal year, must be deposited with 
the Secretary when the Preliminary Application is filed. 

After the Membership Committee has approved a Preliminary 
Application the Pedigree Papers shall be issued. If the Pedigree 
Papers are not filled out in duplicate and filed with the Secretary 
within six months after the approval of the Preliminary Application 
such approval shall become void. 

After the pedigree has been examined by the Historian the appli- 
cation shall be laid before the Board of Assistants, who shall vote 
upon it by secret ballot, and two negative votes shall reject. 



Entrance Fee and Annual Dues 

The Entrance Fee shall be five dollars. 

The Annual Dues of all members elected after 28 March, 1912, 
shall be five dollars, payable at the time of election and on the first 
day of March 'in each year ; and all such members who have paid 
their dues for the fiscal year shall receive the Society's two maga- 
zines. "The Mayflower Descendant" and "Pilgrim Notes and 
Queries." for such fiscal year without further charge. 

Members elected in the months of December, January and Febru- 
ary shall not be required to pay annual dues on the first day of March 
next ensuing. 

The payment at one time of the sum of one hundred dollars shall 
exempt the member so paying from all future annual dues, and shall 
constitute him a Life Member. All Life Members may receive both 
"The Mayflower Descendant" and "Pilgrim Notes and Queries" 
without extra charge. 



The Mayflower Passengers 



"5 



THE MAYFLOWER PASSENGERS 

[The Mayflower Ancestors] 

In the following list will be found the names of the forty-nine (49) 
Mayflower Passengers from whom it is now possible to prove descent: 



John 1 Alden 
Isaac 1 Allerton 

wife Mary 

daughter Mary 2 

daughter Remember 2 
John 1 Billington 

wife Eleanor 

son Francis 2 
William 1 Bradford 
William 1 Brewster 

wife Mary 

son Love 2 
Peter 1 Brown 
James 1 Chilton 

wife 

daughter Mary 8 
Francis 1 Cooke 

son John 2 



Edward 1 Doty 
Francis 1 Eaton 

wife Sarah 

son Samuel 2 
Edward 1 Fuller 

wife 

son Samuel 2 
Dr. Samuel 1 Fuller 
Stephen 1 Hopkins 

26. wife, Elizabeth 

son Gyles 2 
(by 1st wife) 

daughter Constance 2 
(by 1st wife) 
Tohn 1 Howland 
William 1 Mullins 

wife Alice 

daughter Priscilla 2 



Degory 1 Priest 
Thomas 1 Rogers 

son Joseph 2 
Henry 1 Samson 
George 1 Soule 
Myles 1 Standish 
John 1 Tilley 

wife 

daughter Elizabeth 2 
Richard 1 Warren 
W'illiam 1 W 7 hite 

wife Susanna 

son Resolved 2 

son Peregrine 2 
Edward 1 Winslow 



[The Passengers from Whom We Cannot Prove Descent] 



Bartholomew 2 Allerton 
John Allerton 
John 2 Billington 
Dorothy Bradford 

(wife of William 1 
W r restling 2 Brewster 
Richard Britteridge 
W'illiam Butten 
Robert Carter 
John Carver 
Katharine Carver 

(wife of John) 
Maid servant of the 

Carvers 

Richard Clarke 

Humility Cooper 

John 1 Crackston 

son Tohn 2 

* Ely 

Thomas English 



Moses Fletcher 
Richard Gardiner 
Tohn Goodman 
William Holbeck 
) John Hooke 
Damaris 2 Hopkins 
Oceanus 2 Hopkins 
John LangmOre 
W T illiam Latham 
Edward Leister 
Edmund Margeson 
Christonher Martin 



wite 



Desire Minter 
Ellen More 
Jasper More 
Richard More 
[a boy] jVIore 
Joseph 2 Mullins 
Solomon Prower 



John Rigdale 

wife Alice 
Rose Standish 

( 1 st wife of Myles 1 ) 
Elias Story 
Edward Thomson > ■ 
Edward Tilley 

wife Ann 
Thomas 1 Tinker 

wife 



son 



William Trevore 
John 1 Turner 
son 



son 



Roger Wilder 
Thomas Williams 
Elizabeth Winslow 

(wife of Edward 1 ) 
Gilbert Winslow 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

CONTENTS— DECEMBER, J9J3 



I. Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society of 

Mayflower Descendants Page ioi 

II. Register of Minor Children, Grandchildren, Neph- 
ews and Nieces of Members of the Society of 
Mayflower Descendants (Continued) . . . 108 

III. Some December Anniversaries 109 

IV. Birth, Marriage and Death Records from Benjamin 

Percival's Diary (Continued) .... 112 

V. Applications for Membership in the Massachusetts 

Society of Mayflower Descendants ... 114 

VI. The Mayflower Passengers 115 

"Pilgrim Notes and Queries" is issued monthly (except July and 
August) by the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. 
[Volume I will end with the December, 1913, issue.] 

Subscription price to all who are not members of the Massachusetts 
Society of Mayflower Descendants, $1.00 per volume, strictly in ad- 
vance. Single copies of current issues, 15 cents each. 

Life members of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower De- 
scendants, and those members who pay $5.00 annual dues, will receive 
both "Pilgrim Notes and Queries" and "The Mayflower Descendant" 
without extra charge. 

Massachusetts Society members who were elected before 28 March, 
1912, and have not transferred to the $5.00 class, will receive "Pilgrim 
Notes and Queries" on payment of fifty cents per year, strictly in 
advance. 

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, m ,, fl a " n , ,„ f if paid in advance. 

The Mayflower Descendant ) 

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vance. Single copies of current issues, 75 cents each. 

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ants" and should be mailed to the Editor, at 53 Mt. Vernon St., Boston, 

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j PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

J GEORGE ERNEST BOWMAN, Editor 

; 

Published by the 

Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants 
53 Mount Vernon Street, Boston 

VoL n JANUARY, J9J4 No. J 



WARREN WESTON'S JOURNAL 

By the Editor 

Among the old documents entrusted for safe keeping to the Massa- 
chusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants is a portion of an old 
blank book, which appears to have been used at first to copy mathe- 
matical rules and problems. A portion of the book was later used as 
a diary by the owner, Warren Weston of Duxbury, Mass., who seems 
to have been a ship carpenter. 

The diary begins with the entry for I January, 1765; and the last 
entry is dated 28 April, 1766. 

Only forty-eight pages of the book have been preserved, and the 
diary covers but eight of these pages. 

On the last page appears, in an unidentified hand, and all written 
at one time, a list of Brewster names, as follows: Warren Weston 
Brewster, William M. Brewster, Daniel Weston Brewster, Job Ellis 
Brewster, Polly B. Brewster, Betsy E. Brewster, Sally C. Brewster, 
"Prescelly" Weston Brewster, Harriet Green Brewster. Lydia W. 
Brewster, Joshua [*] Brewster. The first nine names are those of 
children of Joshua and Lydia (Weston) Brewster and grandchildren 
of the Warren W T eston who wrote the "Jurnal". 

*G and either S or L were written here, but which initial was correct is 
uncertain. 



2 Warren Weston's Journal 

This manuscript was loaned to the Society by Miss Florence 
Adrienne Muzzy. 

All entries of genealogical interest are included in the following 

abstracts. 



"A Smal Jurnal Keept By me Warren Weston for y e year of our 

Lord Christ one thousand Seven hundord Sixte five 1765 with Sum 

Remarks on Each Day" 

Sunday, 6 January, 1765, "y e Aged Jonathan Deleno Departed this 

life y e oldest man in y e town" 

Tuesday, 8 January, 1765, "Went to y e funeral of mr Jonathan 

Deleno" 

Sunday, 20 January, 1765, "Joseph Cushmans acount of y e hardship 

that he met with a travling his fee sweld so that they roald out over 

his shoes &c" 

Wednesday, 30 January, 1765, "Cut timber on Joseph hewets Loot" 
Friday, 1 February, 1765, "Labord on Jacobs Sloop y e Joley Juner" 
Saturday, 2 February, 1765, "Labord on the Joley Juner" 
Sunday, 3 February, 1765, "I traveld to meating from our Shore to 

aldens Stand on y e Ise heard parsen rand 2 sermons" 

Tuesday, 5 February, 1765, "this morning had y e news of Dr Harlers 

house Being Burnt & 2 of his Children Burnt to Death . . . . y e after 

noon went to y e funrel of y e Dr s Children" 

Wednesday, 13 February, 1765, "Cut Timber at Benjmin wors- 

woths" 

Sunday, 17 February, 1765, "heard y e revrent mr mash preach 2 

sermons" 

Tuesday, 5 March, 1765, "helpt Down from bourns whorf y e sloop 

Dolphen y e foornori" 

Monday, 11 March, 1765, "staid with Mrs mather Chandler" 
Tuesday, 19 March, 1765, "y e gransun of Eben Chandler Died" 
Friday, 22 March, 1765, "I Began to woork on y e * for cp 1 Soul" 
Sunday, 24 March, 1765, "foore Sloops Drove A Ashore in Dux- 
borough Bay one wosht of y e stocks" 

Tuesday, 26 March, 1765, "woorckt a giting of y e sloop of nathan 

Soul" 

Monday, 8 April, 1765, "Lancht Jacob Weston Sloop At boat 

Island" 

Monday, 15 April, 1765, "Cpt Nathan Soule Saild for boaston for 
a whail Voig" 

Tuesday, 23 April, 1765, "the Barn belonging to Jonathan peterson 
ketcht a fire & Burnt up" 

Tuesday, 30 April, 1765, "y e Wife of Thomas Weston Died" 
Thursday, 2 May, 1765, "I went to the funerel of Thomas Westons 
Wife" 

Sunday, 5 May, 1765, "Jonathan Peterson Died" 

* The name of the vessel was omitted. 



Warren Weston \r Journal 3 

Tuesday, 7 May, 1765, "I was at the funrel of Jonathan Peterson" 
Sunday, 19 May, 1765, "I heard oaks Shaw preach 2 Sermons" 
Monday, 27 May, 1765, "a hous was raisd for Dr harler Zebial 

Weston met With a Bad fall at raising" 

Friday, 31 May, 1765, "I have nothing Remarcable this munth 

ondley it was thoat By Sum that heard & felt y e shook of an Earth 

quake this Day" 

Sunday, 16 June, 1765, "I heard y e revrent person Wails preach" 

Thursday, 20 June, 1765, "Lancht Sweetsors Sloop" 

Tuesday, 25 June, 1765, "this Evening I Went mr Charls Samsons 

Where was a Campain &c" 

Monday, 15 July, 1765, "I went to mr David Samsons" 

Sunday, 4 August, 1765, "This Day I heard of the Death of the 

Infent of Deacon Worsdwoth which Died the Weak Before" 

Sunday, 11 August, 1765, "this afternoon the revrent mr W'iless 

preachtt at our meating house" 

Tuesday, 3 September, 1765, "Dyed Isrel Deleno" 
Monday, 30 September, 1765, "Lanch the Sloop rainger" 
Monday, 7 October, 1765, "This Day the Infent of mr Enock 

Freman"* 

Monday, 4 November, 1765, "This Day Began to Build a Sloop for 

Joseph Drew & Companey" 

Tuesday, 12 November, 1765, "We had a arbetratin With Sarah 

Bartlet" 

Thursday, 5 December, 1765, "this Day this goverment Was Coold 

upon To keep as A Day of thanksgiving" 

"In y e yea 1765 their has Died of men 4 .... of wimen 4 .... of 

infents 2" "theas two Infents Wheather men Children or Wimen I 

Know not" 

Wednesday, 1, and Thursday, 2 January, 1766, "theas 2 Evnings I 

Staid at mr David Samsons With Mr s Mary Bosourth" 

Tuesday, 14 January, 1766, "Dyed the aged Ichabor.d Samson on 

Clarks Island Who formerly Belonged to Duxborough" 

Saturday, 15 February, 1766, "the Child of Blaney Phileps Died" 
Monday, 24 February, 1766, "Died the Aged Susanah Simons" 
Monday, 3 March, 1766, "The Wife of Cpt Joshuay Hoall Was 

Delivered of a Child But not a Live" 

Friday, 14 March, 1766, "Cpt Joseph Bartlet Was Cast a Way at ' 

Bilinsgaet and a Scooner But No men Lost" 

Wednesday, 19 March, 1766, "the Wido Johnaner Arnold Dyded" 
Tuesday, 25 March, 1766, "Samwel Sprage Departed this Life" 
Wednesday, 2 April, 1766, "this Day I went to the ordenation of the 

Revrent mr \Vill am Shaw Who Was ordaind at marshnel" 

Wednesday, 23 April, 1766, "Lancht the Sloop Saley for Joseph & 

Salvenas Drew" 

Monday, 28 April, 1766, "I Saild for Boston In the fore menchened 

Sloop" 

* This entrv was not finished. 



Addresses at Annual Dinner 



ADDRESSES AT THE EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL 

DINNER OF THE MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY 

OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS* 

{Continued from Vol. I, p. 106) 
Address of Rev. George A. Gordon, D.D. 

The Society of Mayflower Descendants represents one of the 
oldest traditions in this country and, of course, one of the most 
precious. And yet the tradition is less than three hundred years old. 
The Clan to which I belong, the Gordon Clan, has a history in 
Scotland of more than eight hundred years, and my ancestors have 
tilled the soil on riverside and hillside in the County of Aberdeen 
for more than six hundred years. Good traditions become more 
and more potent over imagination and feeling the older they are. 
This Clan of mine, however, is very much in the shade when com- 
pared with another Clan, the McLeans, whose Chief lately said 
that his family was the oldest in Scotland and indeed one of the 
oldest in the world; "We were present at the flood," and he added, 
"We had our own boat!" 

The country in which the imagination is most deeply touched and 
elevated today by antiquity is Egypt; pyramid, temple, obelisk, effigy 
after effigy of king, young men and maidens, five or six thousand 
years old, bring upon the open-minded and open-hearted traveller 
an immense appeal, and when we think that for thousands of years 
before that a cultivated and resolute race rose up and went through 
the circle of human experiences, passed out of life within the sense 
of the murmur of the mysterious river that so affects us today, the 
appeal of Egypt over imagination and feeling, over all that is 
noblest in our humanity, is very great indeed. 

I remember when I went from Egypt to Syria, for the first time 
in my life I realized that Jesus was a modern man; he was born as 
the apostle said in the fullness of time ; his insight into humanity was 
a modern insight, his gospel was a modern gospel. 

I have been reading recently, for the benefit of the rising genera- 
tion of our people. Old South Church history. I have v sometimes 
felt I was at a little disadvantage in being the immigrant minister 
of an ancient church. But I found that the first minister of the Old 
South Church was an immigrant, Thomas Thatcher, and that the 
most conspicuous layman of the Colonial period. Judge Sewall, was 
an immigrant. After reading a while I came to the conclusion that 
we were a nation of immigrants and the descendants of immigrants, 
and that for some time to come one of our chief concerns should 
be with the immigrant. 

*Held at Boston, 20 November, 1913. 



Aaaresses at Annual Dinner 5 

We should regard the immigrant with sympathy, remembering 
that we once were strangers in a strange land ; we should study him 
philosophically that we may see what immigration really means for 
the United States. The immigrant today has a dream. What is that 
dream? It is to better his own condition as a human being. This 
does not mean anything very transcendent, judging from my own 
experience and from the experience of those who came to this coun- 
try when I did, or judging from the experience of those who have 
come since. It means in the first place to get a higher grade of 
physical living, in an atmosphere of greater political freedom. That 
is about the whole of it, to begin with. But even that is good. These 
immigrants who have come hither in such numbers have ambition. 
They are extraordinary workmen; they have an energy and a de- 
votion and a desire that distinguish them among the workmen of 
the world. The fact that they want money is not at all bad. when 
they are willing to give full value for what is received. There may 
be too much altruism, which I think would be just as bad as too much 
egoism. Too much altruism would mean that the barbaric race would 
annihilate the altruistic race. The great Master said, "Love your 
neighbor as yourself." 

You recall the story about the small boy who, when this question 
was put to him, "Suppose you had a dozen apples and a dozen 
oranges, and suppose you gave nine-tenths of them to James, what 
would you have?" he replied, "I should have my brain examined!" 

The efficiency of the workman of this country, his inventiveness, 
his ambition, his power have gone into the business spirit of the com- 
munity, and we owe to the material vision which has brought the 
immigrant here much of the creative power in the business of our 
country; we owe the immigrant a great debt. 

And then the desire for gain, earned by hard work, has another 
side to it. The craving of civilized man is for independence, moral 
independence on a physical basis. Take, for example, these lines of 
Burns : 

"To catch Dame Fortune's golden smile, 

Assiduous wait upon her; 
And gather gear by ev'ry wile 

That's justify'd by honour; 
Not for to hide it in a hedge, 

Nor for a train-attendant; 
But for the glorious privilege 

Of being independent." 



6 Addresses at Annual Dinner 

Now no man can be morally independent whose existence is owned 
by another. Get together a little and limit your wants so that with 
that little and your limited wants you may be an independent man. 
That was the gospel that was preached to me from the time I tum- 
bled out of the cradle, and I deem it to be a gospel of supreme im- 
portance. Men are not men without independence, and it is impos- 
sible to be independent unless one has command, to a considerable 
extent, for himself and his family, of the means of existence; in- 
dustry, economy, and a saving disposition create a physical basis for 
life; on that as foundation we build independent manhood. 

The Declaration of Independence needs a bit of stiffening these 
days ; hardly anybody speaks a good word for it ! I dined the other 
day with a body of clergymen, and the chorus was that the Declara- 
tion of Independence was an unsound document. I was a guest and 
held my peace as long as I could. Finally I told these friends that 
their ideas were totally at war with the sentiment of the community 
in which I was born, which I might illustrate in this way: Two 
Highlanders were lost off the west coast of Scotland in a boat. 
Donald said to Macdougall : "We're lost ! The fog is thick ! What 
shall we do?" And Macdougall answered, "You sit in the stern of 
the boat, with your hand on the rudder, and I will go to the prow 
and pray." Well, he prayed that if the good Lord would only get 
them ashore they would be greatly beholden to Him. "Macdougall, 
man! Don't say 'beholden!' I see the shore!" It is a great 
thing, by industry, by avoiding waste, by the limitation of one's 
wants, by economy, by saving, to create a physical basis for a life 
that will not be beholden to anybody. That does not preclude love 
or sympathy or a generous spirit ; but it keeps the individual master 
of himself. This is the physical side of the immigrant's life, his 
dream of an abundance of the material elements of civilization as 
the basis of a free life. And the contribution which this makes to 
the wholesome manhood of the country is beyond expression valuable. 

But there is a contribution more valuable still from the immi- 
grant's life. I believe in immigration, I believe in the immigrant; 
I believe that ninety-nine out of every one hundred, to give a definite 
for an indefinite, of those who come to this country are a wholesome 
and worthy addition to our working power. There is a spiritual 
contribution made by these multitudes. Did it ever occur to you that 
immigration begins in heartbreak? Those who come from Scandi- 
navia, France, Italy, Germany, Scotland, tear themselves out of the 
hearts of their kindred; and even when they win happy homes in 
this country, as so many of them do, they never get over that wrench, 
never. 

Carlyle says that Frederick the Great, Stoic that he was, had a 
motionless interior lake of sorrow. And there is such an interior 
lake of sorrow in the hearts of hundreds of thousands of our immi- 
grants. They never can forget their parents, the early years, the 



Addresses at Annual Dinner 7 

dear associations, the soil, the music of the brook, the wild look of 
the hills and the mystic speech of one's native land to one's native 
humanity. 

Now you will understand what^my object is in calling your atten- 
tion to this, this beginning in heartbreak of the immigrant's career. 
The next point is his disillusionment. We hear of the Carnegies who 
become immensely wealthy, who by their wise beneficence have their 
names carried round the world, but they are few. There were about 
fifty men who came to Boston the year that I came here. These 
men all did well, earned a good living ; but the dream which brought 
them to this land of wealth was never realized. It is so with the 
vast majority. They work more hours here and they work harder 
during those hours than they did in their native land, and slowly 
the dream fades and the vast disillusionment comes that that for 
wmich they came thither, except in an immensely modified form, 
never can be realized. 

Now what comes to pass? One of the best things for them, one 
of the best things for this country that could possibly happen ; they 
turn inward to the things of the mind, to good books, to the thoughts 
inspired by good books, to the cultivation of truly human ideals. 
They lend a hand in good government, in the preservation of our 
precious institutions; they turn in and serve with those who are 
serving all the good causes in their time: they have found another 
dream coming up and replacing that which has vanished away. 

And what does this transformation in their ideals mean, taken 
with the sorrow, the disappointment, the disillusionment? That our 
race is bound to become one of the deepest-hearted races in the 
world, one of the wealthiest in spiritual life of all sorts and kinds. 
You understand I am not talking of spiritual life in a churchly 
sense, but in an intrinsic sense ; not in the conventional sense, but 
in the real sense. I believe we are going to have religious leaders 
here, and religious thinkers and philosophers and poets of a high 
order. A great race is here in process of making. Through sorrow, 
through achievement less than was dreamed of, through disillusion- 
ment, a new humanity is in the making; it is coming into existence 
through all these processes, and today, instead of listening to the 
prophet of evil and the pessimist, listen for the great notes of the 
Eternal Spirit in the heart of America. Such a movement it is given 
to few generations ever to behold; the deepening of the conscience, 
the greatening of humanity and the lifting up of a vast prophecy of 
an America that shall finally answer to the glorious dream of those 
who risked their lives on the Mavflower. 



8 Addresses at Annual Di?mer 

Address of Prof. Kirsopp Lake 

The story of the Pilgrims in Ley den and elsewhere you undoubt- 
edly know as well as I, but among the many things which have caused 
me pleasure while I have been in your country I do not think there 
has been anything which has given me greater satisfaction than the 
opportunity of doing that which I am said to be doing on the pro- 
gramme, — of bringing you a greeting from that old city from which 
your ancestors departed on their dangerous voyage. The greeting 
which I wish to bring to you from Leyden is a message of fellowship 
and a message of gratitude. It is a message of fellowship because 
in many ways there has been much to bring America and Leyden 
together. You will remember that Holland is but a small country, 
though it belongs to a great people, and has had to fight on many 
occasions — to fight desperately hard — to preserve its liberty. It 
was in the days before the United States existed, before America 
as a political entity had been brought into being at all, that Leyden 
was fighting in a death struggle for its own liberty, for the liberty of 
thought, for the liberty of action in the old world. And the victory 
which was won in those days against great odds made that little 
town of Leyden then and for many years afterwards the center of all 
who went out into the world consumed by the fire of desire for 
freedom. I take it it was for that reason your ancestors came to that 
town. It stood for liberty in the political world; it stood for free- 
dom in the intellectual world, and because we believe that your own 
great country always has stood for political and intellectual freedom 
we may claim in Holland some fellowship with you. And perhaps 
I may say, for though I am a servant of the Dutch State, I am after 
all not a Dutchman by nationality, that that is a fellowship which 
is claimed not only by the Dutch ; it is claimed by many of my fellow- 
countrymen in England, for not all the Puritans came across the 
Atlantic in those boats; many remained behind, and for my part 
I am proud to believe that much of the success of Great Britain in 
the last few centuries has been due to the same Puritan spirit and 
the same desire for the freedom of thought and action which has 
made America great. 

But I have also a message to bring to you of gratitude, for in one 
sense one of the greatest of the Pilgrim Fathers was one who never 
was able to take up his pilgrimage. We have not in Leyden in any 
way forgotten the memory of John Robinson. I venture to remind 
you that the message which he gave to the Pilgrim Fathers, as they 
started from the harbor of Rotterdam, was a message which was 
not only taken with you to America, but which was echoed back again 
to the old world. You remember that his message was, roughly, that 
his flock, who were leaving him behind because he was too old to 
go with them, should remember to keep and honor that reverence for 
truth which he had always tried to implant in them; that they 



Addresses at Annual Dinner 9 

should always be ready to believe that they themselves had not 
reached the last word of truth, so that they should be ready to ac- 
cept any new light which it might please God to allow to break in 
upon them. Freedom, readiness to accept new truth, reverence for 
truth as such — that was the message which John Robinson sent 
with your forefathers to the new world, and it is still a message of 
living importance, both for you on this side and for us on the other 
side of the Atlantic. 

In those days it was clear that the world was faced with many 
difficulties, with many dangerous problems, both in the religious 
world and the political world. I do not think that it is less true 
in our generation, and I am sure that the one thing which comes 
again and again upon the consciousness of every teacher is that 
John Robinson's message of reverence for truth as such, and the 
willingness to learn new truth, is the most important thing which we 
can take to heart for the reason of our present necessities. Again 
and again it is the fate of our teachers to see the deadening effect 
upon a man's intellect of any attempt to shirk the truth, to make it 
palatable, to accommodate it to what is pleasant. You cannot make 
progress, either in learning or in politics, unless you are prepared 
to keep the keen edge of your intellect sharp by never using it to 
cut crookedly. 

We are as a ship steering through a sea full of rocks, and not 
knowing exactly where the rocks are. It is life and death to us as 
a nation or as a religious community to find out where the rocks 
really are, and if you cannot depend upon your leaders, whether in 
thought or in action, to deal truly with their soundings and to tell 
you where you really are, the ship will go upon the rocks. You 
must know the truth, whether it be pleasant or whether it be not; 
that is the thing which the teacher sees as the greatest need of this 
generation; people who shall strive to find out what the truth really 
is and who will not shirk the telling it to others. That was the 
message of John Robinson, that is the message which I would bring 
to you from that old Dutch town in which he lived. It is the message 
which comes to you from an old nation which has had a glorious 
past — which comes to you, I may perhaps say, from two nations, 
both of which have done much for the good of our common hu- 
manity. They tell you they have prospered as they have been true 
and have suffered as they have been false ; they ask you to remember 
their past, which is also your past, and they do so with prayers for 
your own great future. 



io Some January Anniversaries 



8-2 



SOME JANUARY ANNIVERSARIES 

By the Editor 

2 January, 1621 (new style), the Pilgrims began to gather mate- 
rials for building at Plymouth. 

2 January, 1649, Mercy Pabodie 3 (Elisabeth 2 Alden, John 1 ) was 

born at Duxbury. She married John Simmons. 

3 January, 1685 (new style), Henry 1 Samson died at Duxbury. 

3 January, 1714, Mercy Bryant 5 (Hannah 4 Eaton, Benjamin 

Francis*) was born. She married Nathaniel Leach. 

4 January, 1669 (new style), Mercy Bartlett 3 (Mary' Warren, 

Richard") married John Ivey at Plymouth. 

5 January. 1646 (new style), John Tomson married Mar}' 2 Cooke 

(Francis 1 ) at Plymouth. 

5 January, 1662 (new style), Elizabeth Bartlett 3 (Mary 2 War- 

ren, Richard?) married Anthony Sprague at Plymouth. 

6 January, 1634, Edward 1 Doty married Faith Clarke at Plymouth. 

6 January, 1674, John 3 Bradford (William 2 ' 1 ) married Mercy 3 Warren 

(Joseph 2 , Richard 1 ), at Plymouth. 

7 January, 1621 (new style), the Pilgrims were divided into nine- 

teen families and lots were laid out at Plymouth. 

7 January, 1685, Samuel 3 Fuller (Samuel 1 ) married Mercy 8 Eaton 

(Samuel 2 , Francis 1 ) at Plymouth. 

8 January, 1707/8, Josiah Cotton married Hannah Sturtevant at 

Plymouth. 

9 January, 1702, Jemima 4 Alden (Isaac 3 , Joseph 2 , John 1 ) was born 

at Bridgewater. She married Thomas Whitman. 
10 January, 1660, Samuel 2 Eaton (Francis 1 ) married, as his second 
wife, Martha 3 Billington (Francis 2 , John 1 ). 

10 January, 1701, Nathaniel Sprague 4 (Ruth 3 Alden, David 2 , John 1 ) 

was born at Duxbury. He married Keziah . 

11 January, 1621 (new style), Degory 1 Priest died at Plymouth. 

11 January, 1710/11, Allerton Cushman 4 (Elkanah 3 , Mary 2 Allerton, 

Isaac') married, for his first wife, Mary Buck. 

12 January, 1687, Eleazer Cushman 8 (Mary 2 Allerton, Isaac 1 ) mar- 

ried Elizabeth Coombs. 

12 January, 1709/10, John 3 Alden (Jonathan 2 , John 1 ) married Han- 

nah Briggs at Duxbury. 

13 January, 1700, Zachariah 3 Alden (John 2 " 1 ) married Mary Vial at 

Boston. 

14 January, 1621 (new style), Myles 1 Standish and four or five 

others, whose names are not given, went out to see if they 
could find any Indians, but were not successful. 



Some Jaiiuary Anniversaries 1 1 

14 January, 1723, Jonathan Copeland 4 {Mary [Bass'] Webb, Ruth 2 

Alden, John 1 ) married Bettie Snell at Bridgewater. 

15 January, 1653, Priscilla Pabodie 3 (Elizabeth' Alden, John 1 ) was 

born at Duxbury. She married Rev. Ichabod Wiswall. 

16 January, 1711/12, Benjamin 2 Eaton (Francis 1 ) died at Plympton. 

His wife was Sarah Hoskins. 

17 January, 1717/18, Jonathan 3 Alden (Jonathan 2 , John 1 ) married, at 

Marshfield, Elizabeth (Arnold 5 ) Waterman, widow of Anthony 
Waterman and daughter of Elizabeth Gray' (Mary Winsloisf, 
Mary- Chilton, James 1 ). 

18 January, 1621 (new style), Francis 2 Billington (John 1 ) and a 

master's mate discovered the lake now called Billington Sea. 

19 January, 1709/10, Mary Tinkham 4 (Helkiah 3 , Mary 2 Brown; 

Peter 1 ) married Ebenezer Curtis at Plymouth. 

20 January, 1706/7, Samuel Sturtevant married Mary Price at 

Plymouth. 

21 January, 1724/5, John* Cooke (Caleb 3 , Jacob 2 , Francis 1 ) married 

Hannah Mortomat Plymouth. 

22 January, 1621 (new style), Peter 1 Brown and John Goodman 

lost themselves in the woods at Plymouth. 

23 January, 1717/18, Thomas Swift of Sandwich married Thankful 

Mory of Plymouth. 

24 January, 1621 (new style), the thatch on the common house at 

Plymouth was burned. 

25 January, 1705, Lydia (Griswold) Bartlett, widow of Joseph 

Bartletf 4 (Joseph 3 , Mary 2 Warren, Richard 1 ), married, second, 
Joseph Holmes. 
2y January, 1715/16, Grace Paddock 4 (Alice 3 Alden, David 2 , John 1 ) 
was born at Yarmouth. She married John Sears. 

28 January, 1674, Isaac Simmons 4 (Mercy Pabodie 3 , Elisabeth 7 

Alden, John 1 ) was born at Duxbury. He married Martha 
Chandler. - 

29 January, 1621 (new style), the Pilgrims began to build their 

storehouse at Plymouth. 
29 January, 1695/6, Joanna Gray 6 (John*, Mary Winslow 3 , Mary 1 
Chilton, James 1 ) was born at Plymouth. She married Ebenezer 4 
Fuller (Samuel 1 ). 



12 Applications for Membership 



APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE 
MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF 
MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS . 

Eligibility 

Every male or female descendant, over eighteen years of age, of 
any passenger of the Mayflower on the voyage which ended at Plym- 
outh on December 26, 1620, shall be eligible to membership in this 
Society. [A list of the Passengers will be found on the next page.] 

Every application for membership in this Society shall be made 
on a "Preliminary Application" blank provided by the Society. Such 
application shall bear the autograph signatures of the candidate and 
of two members of this Society who shall vouch for the applicant. 

The sum of ten dollars ($10.00), to cover the Entrance Fee and 
the Annual Dues for the current fiscal year, must be deposited with 
the Secretary when the Preliminary Application is filed. 

After the Membership Committee has approved a Preliminary 
Application the Pedigree Papers shall be issued. If the Pedigree 
Papers are not filled out in duplicate and filed with the Secretary 
within six months after the approval of the Preliminary Application 
such approval shall become void. 

After the pedigree has been examined by the Historian the appli- 
cation shall be laid before the Board of Assistants, who shall vote 
upon it by secret ballot, and two negative votes shall reject. 



Entrance Fee and Annual Dues 

The Entrance Fee shall be five dollars. 

The Annual Dues of all members elected after 28 March, 1912, 
shall be five dollars, payable at the time of election and on the first 
day of March in each year; and all such members who have paid 
their dues for the fiscal year shall receive the Society's two maga- 
zines, "The Mayflower Descendant" and "Pilgrim Notes and 
Queries," for such fiscal year without further charge. 

Members elected in the months of December, January and Febru- 
ary shall not be required to pay annual dues on the first day of March 
next ensuing. 

The payment at one time of the sum of one hundred dollars shall 
exempt the member so paying from all future annual dues, and shall 
constitute him a Life Member. All Life Members may receive both 
"The Mayflower Descendant" and "Pilgrim Notes and Queries" 
without extra charge. 



The Mayflower Passengers 



J 3 



THE MAYFLOWER PASSENGERS 

There were only one hundred and four (104) Mayflower Passen- 
gers. Every one of them is included in the two lists following. 
There were no other passengers. 

[The 49 Passengers from Whom Descent Can Be Proved] 

John 1 Alden 
Isaac 1 Allerton 

wife Mary 

daughter Mary 8 

daughter Remember 2 
John 1 Billington 

wife Eleanor 

son Francis 2 
William 1 Bradford 
William 1 Brewster 

wife Mary 

son Love 9 
Peter 1 Brown 
James 1 Chilton 

wife 

daughter Mary 2 
Francis 1 Cooke 

son John 2 



Edward 1 Doty 
Francis 1 Eaton 

wife Sarah 

son Samuel 2 
Edward 1 Fuller 

wife 

son Samuel 2 
Dr. Samuel 1 Fuller 
Stephen 1 Hopkins 

2d wife, Elizabeth 

son Gyles 2 
(by 1st wife) 

daughter Constance 2 
(by 1st wife) 
John 1 Howland 
William 1 Mullins 

wife Alice 

daughter Priscilla 8 



Degory 1 Priest 
Thomas 1 Rogers 

son Joseph 2 
Henry 1 Samson 
George 1 Soule 
Myles 1 Standish 
John 1 Tilley 

wife 

daughter Elizabeth 2 
Richard 1 Warren 
William 1 White 

wife Susanna 

son Resolved 2 

son Peregrine 2 
Edward 1 Winslow 



[The 55 Passengers from Whom We Cannot Prove Descent] 



Bartholomew 2 Allerton 

John Allerton 
John 2 Billington 
Dorothy Bradford 

(wife of William 1 ) 
Wrestling 2 Brewster 
Richard Britteridge 
William Butten 
Robert Carter 
John Carver 
Katharine Carver 
(wife of John) 
Maid servant of the 

Carvers 

Richard Clarke 

Humility Cooper 

John 1 Crackston 

son John 8 

Ely 

Thomas English 



Moses Fletcher 
Richard Gardiner 
John Goodman 
William Holbeck 
John Hooke 
Damaris 2 Hopkins 
Oceanus 2 Hopkins 
John Langmore 
William Latham 
Edward Leister 
Edmund Margeson 
Christopher Martin 

wife 

Desire Minter 
Ellen More 
Jasper More 
Richard More 
[a boy] More 
Joseph 2 Mullins 
Solomon Prower 



John Rigdale 

wife Alice 
Rose Standish 

( 1 st wife of Myles 1 ) 
Elias Story 
Edward Thomson 
Edward Tilley 

wife Ann 
Thomas 1 Tinker 

wife 



son 



William Trevore 
John 1 Turner 
son 



son 



Roger Wilder 
Thomas Williams 
Elizabeth Winslow 

(wife of Edward 1 ) 
Gilbert Winslow 



14 Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society 



OFFICIAL NOTICES OF THE MASSACHUSETTS 
SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Genealogical Research 

For some years a large proportion of the expense of the Massa- 
chusetts Society's research work has been defrayed by the fees for 
genealogical investigations made in behalf of members and non- 
members. 

Every such investigation adds valuable material to the Society's 
collection of data for "The Mayflower Genealogies," and the person 
who pays for a search has the advantage not only of the Society's 
unequalled accumulation of material (much of which has been card 
indexed), but also of the Editor's familiarity with the records and the 
families of the Old Colony territory. 

All fees for investigations are added to the Massachusetts Society's 
Colonial Research Account, and are used exclusively in extending its 
work of identifying the descendants, in all lines, both male and female, 
of all the Mayflower Passengers. 

Library and Cabinet 

The Society's Library now contains thirteen hundred volumes, 
which the members may consult at the Society's Rooms. 

The Cabinet contains interesting and valuable relics, including 
"The Brewster Book" and two books printed at Leyden, in 1618 and 
1 61 9, by Elder William Brewster. 

Gifts of genealogies, town histories, or other publications contain- 
ing data relating to the Pilgrims and their descendants, or to the terri- 
tory included in Plymouth Colony, are solicited. All gifts will be 
acknowledged in "Pilgrim Notes and Queries" and also by personal 
letter. 

Donations to the Library and Cabinet 

From Mrs. Ashbel Welch: "Ashbel Welch 1809-1882"; also three 
Photographs of her Collection of Old Pewter. 

From Mrs. B. Neff: "The Portland Burying Ground Association 
and its Cemetery," at Portland, Conn. 

From Mr. Francis William Sprague, the author: "Barnstable and 
Yarmouth Sea Captains and Ship Owners." 

From a Friend: "The Life of Rear Admiral George Dewey and 
Dewey Family History"; History of Stoneham, Mass.; and five 
Genealogical Pamphlets — on the Gilchrest, Guy, Kimball, Savery and 
Wyer Families. 

From Mr. George Ernest Bowman: Vol. 67 of the New England 
Historical and Genealogical Register; Vol. 18 of the American His- 
torical Review. 



Mayflower Genealogies 15 

Members Elected 
January 2, 1914. 

1272. Mrs. Edward Benton Purcell, Manhattan, Kan., ninth from 

Stephen 1 Hopkins, eighth from Constance 2 Hopkins. 

1273. Mrs. Charles R. Crane, Fort Worth, Tex., ninth from Richard 

Warren. 

1274. Thomas St. John Lockwood, Boston, Mass., ninth from Myles 

Standish. 

1275. Mrs. Thomas St. John Lockwood, Boston, Mass., eighth from 

John Alden. 

1276. Albert Todd Hyde, Wichita, Kan., eighth from John Howland. 

1277. Daniel Webster Howland, Boston, Mass., eighth from William 

Bradford. 

1278. Mrs. Oscar Dickinson Street, Springfield, Mass., eighth from 

Stephen 1 Hopkins, seventh from Gyles 2 Hopkins. 

1279. Edward Chipman Farrington, Lowell, Mass., tenth from 

W r illiam Bradford. 

1280. Miss Elizabeth Ropes Graves, Salem, Mass., eighth from 

John Alden. 

1281. Mrs. William Carter, Needham Heights, Mass., seventh from 

Richard Warren. 

1282. Roscoe Arnold Carter, Needham Heights, Mass., eighth from 

Richard Warren. 

1283. Mrs. Arthur Lee, Maiden, Mass., eighth from Richard Warren. 

Attest: George Ernest Bowman, 

Secretary. 



THE MAYFLOWER GENEALOGIES 

For eighteen years the Editor has been compiling, from the original 
records, the genealogies of all the Mayflower families. 

This is the only attempt ever made to determine accurately, by a 
critical study of original records, all male and female descendants of 
the Mayflower Passengers to the present time, and the work has pro- 
ceeded very slowly, both on account of lack of funds to pay expenses, 
and because of the great amount of time which it has been necessary 
to devote to the correction of serious errors printed by earlier writers. 

The Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants already 
owns a very large collection of data, only a small portion of which 
has ever been put into print. The cost of making this collection, which 
is steadily increasing in size, and in genealogical and historical value. 
has been heavy, and the Society appeals to all who are interested in 
the Mayflower Pilgrims for contributions towards the expense of con- 
tinuing this work. 

Without liberal financial assistance from those especially interested, 
it will be impossible to complete this work in 1920, the Tricentennial 
of the Landing of the Pilgrims. 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

Committee on Publication 

Lew C. Hill John W. Willard 

Stanley W. Smith Alvin P. Johnson 

George Ernest Bowman, Editor 



CONTENTS — JANUARY, J9X4 

I. Warren Weston's Journal Page I 

II. Addresses at the Eighteenth Annual Dinner of the 
Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants 
(Continued) 
Address of Rev. George A. Gordon, D.D., 4; 
Address of Prof. Kirsopp Lake, 8 4-8 

III. Some January Anniversaries 10 

IV. Applications for Membership in the Massachusetts 

Society of Mayflower Descendants .... 12 

V. The Mayflower Passengers 13 

VI. Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society of 

Mayflower Descendants - . 14 

VII. The Mayflower Genealogies . . . . . 15 



"Pilgrim Notes and Queries" is issued monthly (except July and 
August) by the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. 

Life members of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower De- 
scendants, and those members who pay $5.00 annual dues, receive both 
"Pilgrim Notes and Queries" and the Society's quarterly magazine, 
"The Mayflower Descendant," without extra charge. 

Subscription rates to all who are not members of the Massachu- 
setts Society of Mayflower Descendants : 

"Pilgrim Notes and Queries," $1.00 per year, strictly in advance. 

Single copies of current issues, 15 cents each. 
"The Mayflower Descendant," $3.00 per year, strictly in advance. 

Single copies of current issues, 75 cents each. 

Special Offer for 1914 

sent to one address 
for $3.50, if remit- 
tance accompanies 
the order. 

Remittances must be payable to "Society of Mayflower Descend- 
ants" and should be mailed to the Editor, at 53 Mt. Vernon St., Boston, 



'Pilgrim Notes and Queries," Vol. II (1914) 

and 
The Mayflower Descendant," Vol. XVI (1914) 



Mass. 

Entered at the Boston, Mass., post office as second class mail matter. 




1620 m&mk J 920 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

GEORGE ERNEST BOVMAN, Editor 

Published by the 
Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants 

53 Mount Vernon Street, Boston 
VoL II FEBRUARY, W4 No. 2 



OFFICIAL NOTICES OF THE MASSACHUSETTS 
SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Mary Chilton to be Honored 

The Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants proposes 
to honor the memory of Mary Chilton, the only Mayflower Passenger 
who died in Boston, by marking the site of her last residence, and 
Mr. Lew C. Hill, Hon. John D. Long, Mrs. Robert S. Russell, Mrs. 
Frederick A. Turner and Mrs. Anna F. Dakin, all descendants of 
Mary Chilton, have been appointed a Committee to secure the neces- 
sary funds. 

At the present writing the plans are not complete: but contribu- 
tions will be welcomed from any one, whether descended from a 
Mayflower Passenger or not, and should be sent to the Editor of this 
magazine, who has been appointed secretary of the committee. 

Society Meeting, 25 February, 1914 

A meeting of the Society will be held at three o'clock on Wednes- 
day afternoon, 25 February, 1914, at the Hotel Vendome, Boston. 

17 



1 8 Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society 

Mr. Fred A. Jenks will read a paper on "The Making of the 
Pilgrim and What He Brought to America." 

There will be an informal reception at the close of the exercises, 
and refreshments will be served under the direction of the Com- 
mittee on At Home Days, Mrs. Charles H. Mclntyre, Mrs. L. D. 
Baker, Jr., Mrs. George A. Burdett and Mrs. George H. Woodman. 

Members may secure admission cards for themselves and their 
friends by personal application at the Society's Rooms ; or cards will 
be mailed by the Secretary on receipt of a stamped and addressed 
envelope. 

Free to All Members 

Beginning with the present number, all issues of "Pilgrim Notes 
and Queries" will be sent free to every member of the Massachu- 
setts Society of Mayflower Descendants. 

Important Notice 

Members are requested to note that, in accordance with a unani- 
mous vote of the Board of Assistants, all official notices of meetings, 
receptions, elections to membership, gifts received, etc., are issued 
only in "Pilgrim Notes and Queries." 

Donations to the Library and Cabinet 

From Mr. Arthur Perry: "Foster Genealogy" by F. C. Pierce, 
Chicago, 1899. 

From Miss Ella S. Wood: Three Photographs of the Family 
Bible of Rebecca (Perley) Wood, the donor's great-grandmother. 

From Mr. Harold S. Bradford: Sixty-three copies of "One 
Branch of the Bradford Family or Descendants of Capt. Gamaliel 
Bradford," to be sold for the benefit of the Society's Research Work. 



John Ware Willard died at Brookline, Mass., 19 January, 1914. Mr. 
Willard was descended from John Alden and Elder William 
Brewster. He was elected a member of this Society on 19 Feb- 
ruary, 1906. 

Samuel Billings Capen, LL.D., died at Shanghai, China, 29 January, 
19 14. Dr. Capen was elected a member of this Society on 
23 June, 1897, as a descendant of John Alden. 

Miss Nellie Howland Gould died at Somerville, Mass., 29 January, 
1 9 14. Miss Gould was a descendant of John Howland, and be- 
came a member of this Society on 26 March, 1913. 



Reports from State Societies 19 

Members Elected 

January 28, 1914. 

1284. Miss Cora Eliza Pierce, Fitchburg, tenth from James 1 Chilton, 

ninth from Mary 2 Chilton. 

1285. Arthur Perry, Boston, eighth from John Howland. 

1286. Miss Ema Wilder Burt, Brookline, ninth from William' 

Brewster, eighth from Love 2 Brewster. 

1287. Mrs. Arthur Clark, Newton Centre, tenth from Richard 

Warren. 

1288. John West Churchill, Plymouth, ninth from Richard Warren. 

1289. Eben Francis Thompson, Worcester, eighth from William 1 

Brewster, seventh from Love 2 Brewster. 

Supplemental Lines Accepted 

January, 19 14. 

1236. Mrs. Julian C. Gonzales, ninth from Peter Brown. 

1258. Miss Ella S. Wood, eighth from Peter Brown, eighth from 

Francis Cooke. 

* 

Attest: George Ernest Bowman, Secretary 



REPORTS FROM STATE SOCIETIES 



1 




CONNECTICUT SOCIETY 


1 ■ 

Officers 


elected 


at the annual meeting held 21 June, 191 3, at 


Hartford, < 


Donn. 




Governor 




Herbert Randall 


Deputy Governor 


Mrs. Sara T. Kinney 


Secretary 

1 




Miss Addie S. Arnold 

892 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, Conn. 


Treasurer 




Gilbert S. Raymond 


Historian 




Edwin A. Hill 


Elder 




Rev. Frederick W. Harriman, D.D. 


Captain 




Charles E. Thompson 


Assistants 




William Waldo Hyde 

Walter Collyer Faxon 

Loren Pinckney Waldo Marvin 

Miss Mary K. Talcott 

Mrs. J. William Bailey 

Mrs. Herbert L. Crandall 



20 Reports from State Societies 

Members Elected 

December 16, 1912. 

336. Mrs. William Henry Cardwell, Norwich, Conn., eighth from 

William Bradford. 

337. Miss Florence Mabel Cone, Hartford, Conn., tenth from Ste- 

phen 1 Hopkins, ninth from Constance 2 Hopkins. 

338. Mrs. Daniel Anson Markham, Hartford, Conn., ninth from 

William Brewster. 

339. Carlos Clifford Redfield, Harlan, Iowa, seventh from John 

Alden. 

340. Mrs. John Taylor Sloan, New Haven, Conn., eighth from John 

Alden. 

341. Gurdon Spicer Allyn, Water ford, Conn., tenth from William 

Brewster. 
April 28, 191 3. 

342. Mrs. Leroy Powers Tilden, New London, Conn., ninth from 

John Alden. 

343. Mrs. Frank Paul Noera, Waterbury, Conn., tenth from Thomas 

Rogers. 

344. Samuel Colt Doty, Hartford, Conn., eighth from Edward Doty. 
June 21, 1913. 

345. Mrs. Frank Stanton Greene, New London, Conn., ninth from 

William Brewster. 

346. William Ezra Cone, Hartford, Conn., eighth from John 

Howland. 
December 15, 1913. 

347. Mrs. Normand Francis Allen, Hartford, Conn., eighth from 

William Bradford. 

348. Mrs. Albert Hastings Pitkin, Hartford, Conn., eighth from 

John Alden. 

349. Mrs. Henry Wheeler Warren, Hartford, Conn., tenth from 

John Howland. 

350. Mrs. Albert Carlos Bates, Hartford, Conn., ninth from Wil- 

liam 1 Brewster, eighth from Love 2 Brewster. 

351. William Taber Macfarlane, Bridgeport, Conn., eighth from 

Richard Warren. 

352. Miss Ada Emma Smith, New London, Conn., ninth from Wil- 

liam Brewster. 

353. Mrs. Thurman Park Maine, North Stonington, Conn., ninth 

from John Alden. 



Addresses at Annual Dinner 21 



ADDRESSES AT THE EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL 

DINNER OF THE MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY 

OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS* 

( Concluded from page 9) 

Address of Governor General Thomas S. Hopkins 

The serious side of the Pilgrim nature has given rise to many 
attempts at humor and ridicule by some who may be excused only 
upon the ground of ignorance. They were serious; for they were 
engaged in serious purpose. Those twelve years spent in Leyden and 
the first few years in Plymouth were full of sorrow and suffering. 
Starvation stared them in the face. The pestilence pursued them. The 
cold of winter invaded their rude and hastily constructed huts, chilling 
their blood and benumbing their bodies. And ever the angel of death 
hovered over them. It was a long and heart-breaking struggle, and 
they themselves must many times have deemed it well-nigh hopeless. 

Half of them were dead and lying under the sod of Cole's Hill, 
and the other half were weak and emaciated from sickness, when the 
Mayflower, in April, hoisted her anchor and passing Gurnet Head set 
sail for the open sea. As they watched her white sails disappear in 
the mists of the ocean, how homesick and heartsick must many of them 
have been ! But not a soul of that devoted band returned on the little 
ship. They had come to these shores with a definite purpose that was 
not born of a sudden impulse. It was the result of long, serious, and 
prayerful consideration. 

Governor Bradford explains the motives that impelled the little 
company to exile themselves from their native and adopted lands, and 
to settle in a wilderness full of wild beasts and still wilder men. He 
concludes with the following statement : 

"Lastly (and which was not least) a great hope, and 
Inward zeall they had of laying some foundation (or at 
least to make some way thereunto) for y e propagating 
& advancing y e gospell of y e Kingdom of Christ in those 
remote parts of y e world; yea though they should be, 
but even as stepping stones, unto others for y e perform- 
ing of so great a work." [Bradford's History, p. 16.] 

Despite their sorrows and anxieties, it is recorded that during their 
sojourn in Leyden they enjoyed "much sweet and delighteful societie 
& spiritual comforts". And there they might well have remained in 
comparative peace and comfort the rest of their lives, enjoying the 
privilege of worshiping God according to the dictates of their con- 

♦Held at Boston, 20 November, 1913. 



22 



Addresses at Annual Dinner 



sciences as fully as they might have done here. But they were not 
content with that. With a farseeing vision that must have had its 
origin in the Divine Mind, they looked down upon the centuries that 
were to come, and humbly hoped and prayed that, through the blessing 
of God, they might lay a foundation, deep and strong, for the advance- 
ment of the Kingdom of Christ in these remote parts of the world. 
Yea, they were content to be but as stepping stones unto others for the 
performance of so great a work. 

And when that immortal Compact was drawn up in the cabin of 
the Mayflower, they clearly stated that they had undertaken to plant 
their first colony in the northern parts of Virginia "for y e glorie of 
God and advancement of y e Christian faith". 

We think, therefore, we are justified in saying that the religious 
faith of the Pilgrim fathers consisted in simply loving God and their 
fellow men. And next to that religious faith they cherished the desire 
to establish a government founded, as they expressed it. on "just & 
equall lawes". And much time and thought and study did they give 
to the subject. 

In the conception of their inspired plan, and in its masterful execu- 
tion, they steadfastly looked to the future. They may not have realized 
that their descendants should be as the sands upon the seashore ; they 
may not have foreseen how great a heritage they should leave to their 
descendants, but they must have had visions of a great people in the 
years to come, and they must have prayed to the Father above that 
he would keep their children and their children's children in the faith. 
Have their descendants kept that faith? Are we trying to build 
for the future as did they? 

The problems, religious and governmental, that confront us as a 
people, and as individuals, are in many respects very different today 
from those of 1620. But they are no more difficult or perplexing. 
They met theirs manfully and without flinching. We should emulate 
their example. 

We are passing through a period of great social unrest. There is 
a confusion of principles and of methods. Demagogues are seeking 
to array capitarand labor against each other. Socialism is slowly but 
steadily gaining ground. There is no state in all the Union that has 
done as much for the upbuilding of this great republic as has the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. But here in your own fair common- 
wealth, in a near-by city, not long ago there marched a monster pro- 
cession bearing a banner upon which was inscribed, "No God, no 
master!" The Sabbath is desecrated, and the churches are filled 
largely, when filled at all, with women and children. 

This is an age of progress, and, with new and rapidly changing 
conditions, there must necessarily arise new and untried methods of 
procedure. But this is not especially a modern condition. The Pilgrims 
themselves were highly progressive and adaptive, considering the 
period in which they lived. For instance, at the beginning they estab- 
lished a limited communal or joint stock system. After a trial the 



Addresses at Annual Dinner 23 

system was found to be unsatisfactory, and they promptly modified 
it by allotting to each member a piece of land whereon he might plant 
corn for his sole use and benefit — or, as they quaintly expressed it, 
"for his owne perticuler". 

The signs of these present times should cause every patriotic citizen 
to ask himself seriously as to where his duty lies. Watch the money- 
mad in their fierce race for gold; observe the clamor for class legisla- 
tion ; hear the cheers for the blood-red flag of anarchy ; witness the 
attacks on the courts of Justice ; consider the growing disposition of 
recent Chief Executives to encroach on the legislative branch of the 
government. All these, and other factors unnamed, threaten the very 
foundations of our government. 

And this leads to the question, What is the duty of the Mayflower 
Descendant of today? 

It can be answered in a few words. Every Mayflower Descendant 
should renew his allegiance to the faith of his forefathers. He should 
hew to the line and should refuse to be turned about by every wind 
that blows. 

The world will never be won to righteousness or to good govern- 
ment by great organizations, highly commendable and useful as they 
are; nor by a great assault upon the powers of darkness, nor by any 
spectacular effort. It will be won when every man, high or low, rich 
or poor, tries each day to live a clean, honest, God-fearing life, as did 
they who founded Plymouth colony. Relaxation into individual apathy 
spells the doom of religion and of good government. 

This is no time for idle dreaming. There is a man's work to do. 

The example of our ancestors, who sacrificed everything that was 
dear to them, for their God and for us, urges us to action ; posterity 
waits for us ; 

"Humanity, with all its fears, 
And all its hopes of future years," 

and the still, small voices from above, bid us fall into line, and, by 
precept and example, consistently and insistently seek to perpetuate 
the faith of our fathers and the advancement of the Kingdom of 
Christ and of good government in all the land. And then, and not 
until then, shall we become worthy descendants of that heroic com- 
pany which braved the angry seas and the terrors of a great and 
hideous wilderness that they might lay the foundation of civil and 
religious liberty in America. 



24 Register of Minor Children 



REGISTER OF MINOR CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, 

NEPHEWS AND NIECES OF MEMBERS OF THE 

SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

{Continued from Vol. /, page log) 

[Membership in the Society of Mayflower Descendants is limited 
to persons over eighteen years of age, and we have frequently been 
urged to devise some plan for registering younger children, both for 
permanent record as a part of the "Mayflower Genealogies" which 
we have been compiling for many years, and for the purpose of mak- 
ing it easier for such children to become members of the Society, when 
they reach the required age. 

We have, therefore, established a registry of the children, under 
eighteen years of age, of members of the Society of Mayflower De- 
scendants. Members of all State Societies may register their children 
on payment, strictly in advance, of a fee of one dollar for each child, 
to cover the expense of recording and card indexing, and of printing 
in this department. The names of children registered will be printed, 
unless we are requested not to print them. 

Minor children of deceased members may be registered by any 
other member of the Society. 

A member of any State Society of Mayflower Descendants may 
register a minor grandchild, or a minor nephew or niece, if the child's 
father or mother, through whom the Mayflower descent is claimed, 
died without becoming a member of the Society. 

The full name, place of birth and date of birth must be given for 
each child to be registered, also the name of the State Society of which 
the parent is a member. If both parents are members, the fact should 
be stated. 

Minor children of living parents who are eligible to membership 
in the Society, but have not become members, cannot be registered in 
this department. They may, however, be recorded, for the same fee, 
in our Registry of Non-Members, which will include non-members of 
all ages.] 

[Register of Minor Children] 

Robert Cameron Rogers, deceased, Calif. 86: a son, Sherman Skinner 
Rogers, born 30 April, 1899, at Santa Barbara, Calif.; a son, 
Robert Cameron Rogers, born 20 December, 1900, at Santa Bar- 
bara, Calif. ; a son, Alan Stewart Rogers, born 25 April, 1902, 
at Santa Barbara, Calif. [Registered by their mother.] 

Henry Waite Rowley, Mass. 585: a son, William Warren Rowley, 
born 13 January, 1907, at Utica, N. Y. ; a daughter, Harriet Cor- 
nelia Rowley, born 3 September, 1909, at Utica, N. Y. [Regis- 
tered by their grandfather, Warren Curry Rowley, Mass. 145.] 



Some February Anniversaries 25 

Rev. Albert H. Plumb, Mass. 1041 : a daughter, Edith Alberta Plumb, 

born 28 August, 1901, at Clarendon, Vt. 
Frederick Foster, Mass. 1054: a daughter, Sarah Hall Foster, born 

31 May, 1913, at Marblehead, Mass. 
Eben Francis Thompson, Mass. 1289: a son, Harold Rumford 

Thompson, born 19 June, 1897, at Worcester, Mass. ; a daughter, 

Mary Frothingham Thompson, born 4 May, 1902, at Worcester, 

Mass. 



SOME FEBRUARY ANNIVERSARIES 

By the Editor 

2 February, 1710/11, Joseph Waterman 5 (Lydia Cushman*, Eleazer 1 , 
Mary' Allerton, Isaac 1 ) was born. He married Patience Barrows. 

4 February, 1713/14, Andrew 3 Alden {Jonathan 2 , John 1 ) married 
Lydia Stanford at Duxbury. 

4 February, 1714, Barnabas Churchill married Lydia Harlow* 
{William*, Rebecca Bartlett 3 , Mary 1 Warren, Richard") at Plym- 
outh. Lydia's mother was Lydia Cushman 3 {Mary 2 Allerton, 
Isaac 1 ). 

6 February, 1716/17, James Johnson married Anne 4 Cooke {Caleb 1 , 

Jacob 2 , Francis 1 ) at Plymouth. 

7 February, 1700/1, Ichabod Washburn 6 {Lydia 4 Billington, Isaac*, 

Francis 2 , John 1 ) was born at Plymouth. He married Bethiah 
Phillips. 

7 February, 1722/3, John 4 Fuller {Samuel 1 ) married Deborah 

Ring 4 {Eleazer 3 , Deborah 2 Hopkins, Stephen 1 ) at Plympton. 

8 February, 1648, Isaac Cushman 8 {Mary 2 Allerton, Isaac 1 ) was 

born at Plymouth. He married Rebecca . 

8 February, 1655, Helkiah Tinkham 8 {Mary 2 Brown, Peter 1 ) was 

born at Plymouth. He married Ruth . 

8 February, 1688/9, Nathan Weston 4 {Rebecca* Soule, John, 

George 1 ) was born at Plymouth. He married Desire 3 Standish 

{Alexander 2 , Myles 1 ). 
8 February, 1690, Elizabeth Finney* {Elisabeth* Warren, Joseph 2 , 

Richard 1 ) was born at Plymouth. She married William 4 Brad- 
ford {William 3 - 2 ' 1 ). 
8 February, 1696/7, Joseph 2 Alden {John 1 ) died at Bridgewater. 

His wife was Mary Simmons. 
10 February, 1677, Elkanah Cushman 3 {Mary 2 Allerton, Isaac 1 ) 

married Elizabeth Cole at Plymouth. He married, second, 

Martha 8 Cooke {Jacob 2 , Francis 1 ). 
10 February, 1692, Hannah 4 Eaton {Benjamin 3 - 2 , Francis 1 ) was born 

at Plymouth. She married Benjamin Bryant. 



26 Some February Anniversaries 

12 February, 1694, Joshua Winslow 5 (Edward* - *, Mary 2 Chilton, 
James 1 ) was born at Boston. He married Elizabeth Savage. 

12 February, 1706/7, Barnabas Washburn 6 (Lydia* Billington, Isaac*, 
Francis 2 , John 1 ) was born at Plymouth. He married Hannah 
Sears. 

12 February, 1707, William Sturtevant married Fear Cushman* 

(Isaac 3 , Mary 2 Allerton, Isaac 1 ) at Plymouth. 

13 February, 1707, William Winslow 5 (Edward*- 3 , Mary 2 Chilton, 

James ) was born at Boston. He married Elizabeth Clarke. 
13 February, 1709/10, Ephraim 3 Bradford (William 2 ' 1 ) married 
Elizabeth 4 Brewster (Wrestling 3 , Love 2 , William 1 ) at Plymouth. 

13 February, 1711/12, Mary 4 Billington (Isaac 3 , Francis 2 , John 1 ) 

married Elnathan Wood at Middleborough. 

14 February, 1697, Jonathan 2 Alden (John 1 ) died at Duxbury. 

14 February, 1706, Thomas Cushman 8 (Robert*, Thomas 3 , Mary 2 
Allerton, Isaac 1 ) was born at Plymouth. He married Mehitable 
Faunce. 

16 February, 1712, Elizabeth Winslow 5 (Edward*-*, Mary 2 Chilton, 

James 1 ) was born at Boston. She married Richard Clarke. 

17 February, 1682, Israel Holmes 8 (Desire 2 [Doty~\ Sherman, Ed- 

ward 1 Doty) was born at Marshfield. He married Elizabeth 

17 February, 1714/15, Anne Latham 5 (James*, Susanna Winslow', 
Mary 2 Chilton, James 1 ) married Nicholas Wade at Bridgewater. 

20 February, 1652, John 3 Bradford (William 2 - 1 ) was born at Plym- 
outh. He married Mercy 3 Warren (Joseph 2 , Ridiard 1 ). 

20 February, 1656, Eleazer Cushman 3 (Mary 2 Allerton, Isaac 1 ) was 
born at Plymouth. He married Elizabeth Coombs. 

20 February, 1703, Major William 2 Bradford (William 1 ) died at 
Plymouth. 

20 February, 1712/13, Jeremiah Tinkham 6 (Jeremiah*, Ebenezer 3 , 

Mary 2 Brown, Peter 1 ) was born at Middleborough. He married 
Naomi 5 Warren (John*, Richard?, Nathaniel 2 , Richard?). 

21 February, 1668, Hannah Sherman 3 (Desire 2 Doty, Edward 1 ) was 

born. She married William Ring 8 (Deborah 2 Hopkins, Ste- 
phen 1 ). 

21 February, 1715, Desire 3 Standish (Alexander 2 , Myles 1 ) married 

Nathan Weston 4 (Rebecca 3 Soule, John 2 , George 1 ). 

22 February, 1670, John Simmons 4 (Mercy Pabodie 3 , Elizabeth 3 

Alden, John 1 ) was born at Duxbury. He married Susanna 
Tracy. 

22 February, 1681, Hannah Wiswall 4 (Priscilla Pabodie 3 , Elizabeth 2 

Alden, John 1 ) was born at Duxbury. She married Rev. John 
Robinson. 

23 February, 1702/3, Elkanah Cushman 4 (Elkanah 3 , Mary 2 Allerton, 

Isaac 1 ) married Esther Barnes at Plymouth. 
23 February, 1709/10, John Faunce married Lydia 4 Cooke (Jacob*"*, 
Francis 1 ) at Plymouth. 



Records from Benjamin PercivaVs Diary 2 7 

23 February, 1713/14, David 3 Bradford (William 2 '*) married Eliza- 

beth Finney. 

24 February, 1650, Martha Pabodie 3 (Elisabeth 2 Alden, John 1 ) was 

born at Duxbury. She married Samuel Seabury and William 
Fobes. 

24 February, 1702/3, Thomas 3 Doty (Thomas 2 , Edward 1 ) married 

Elizabeth Harlow 5 (William*, Rebecca Bartlett 2 , Mary 2 Warren, 
Richard 1 ) at Plymouth. 

25 February, 1620/1, Mary (Norris) Allerton, first wife of Isaac 3 

Allerton, died at Plymouth. 

25 February, 1692, Matthew 4 Fuller (Samuel 3 ' 2 , Edward 1 ) married 

Patience Young. 

26 February, 1682/3, Lydia Coe 4 (Sarah Pabodie 3 , Elizabeth 2 Alden, 

John 1 ) was born at Duxbury. She married John Bailey. 
26 February, 1705/6, John Harlow 6 (Samuel*, Rebecca Bartlett 1 , 

Mary 2 Warren, Richard 1 ) married Martha Delano. 
28 February, 1697/8, Desire Oldham 4 (Mercy Sprout 3 , Elizabeth* 

Samson, Henry 1 ) was born at Scituate. She married Samuel 

Tilden. 



BIRTH, MARRIAGE AND DEATH RECORDS FROM 
BENJAMIN PERCIVAL'S DIARY 

(Continued from Vol. /, page iij) 

Saturday, 4 November, 1797, "Since I wrote in my Journal Elisha 

Percival and Elisha Freeman and Wife have been here out of 

the Country but they are gone home" 
Saturday, 6 January, 1798, "Jashub Wings wife was buried to day" 
Wednesday, 4 April, 1798, "Simeon Backus got last Sunday having 

been gone from home 6 years and his parents had heard he was 

dead" 
29 April, 1798, "Samuel Gifford died Last week" 
Saturday, 8 September, 1798, "Richard Lawrence was buried yes- 
terday and died on Wednesday of a fever, my Brother Thomas 

and his family are Sick with the fever" 
Saturday, 15 September, 1798, "this morning about one of the Clock 

I had a Daughter* born" 
Thursday, 29 November, 1798, "yesterday Nathan GifTord was 

buried we hear there was a great many Shipwreks made and 

a great many lives lost in the violent Storm" 
Thursday, 20 December, 1798, "Content Wing Daughter to Jashub 

Wing was buried yesterday" 

* " Hariet born " is written in the margin. 



28 Records from Benjamin PcrcivaVs Diary 

Saturday, 25 May, 1799, "Elisha and Nabby are gone to Dennis to 
day to see Benjamin who I fear is in a languishment " 

Sunday, 30 June, 1799, "this day John arriv d home from a whale 
voyage to Delago bay and the Brazils haveing been gone almost 
2 years" 

Monday, 21 October, 1799, "my wife John and William are Sick 
with the fever" 

Sunday, 16 February, 1800, "John laurence died last thirsday night 
and is buried to day." 

Friday, 21 February, 1800, "M r Burr Preached at uncle Jameses & 
our folks all went to meting we have al got the mumps." 

Sunday, 23 March, 1800, "yesterday M r Stephen fishes wife was 
put to bed with a daughter which is the third child" 

Saturday, 19 April, 1800, "old M r Croel died last night about ten 
oclock and is to be buried monday at 1 o clock in the after noon" 

Sunday, 11 May, 1800, "Elisha went from home to day to go to Bos- 
ton to Ship off" 

Monday, 14 July, 1800, "yesterday Joseph was married to Sally Fish 
to day brought his wife here not much wedding" 

Saturday, 2y September, 1800, "ucle Elisha Freeman is Down and 
his daughter Betsy he came down the week before last and is 
going to Set out for home next teusday we have Swaped Steers 
to day with uncle James" 

Wednesday, 4 February, 1801, "this, Evening at about half after 
Seven oclock Departed this life our youngest Daughter Harriet 
aged two years four months and twenty days after a lingering 
illness of Six or Seven weeks which She bore with unexampled 
patience and expired without a groan. . . . her disorder appear d 
to be in her breast with a Dificulty in breathing which baffled 
the Dockters Skill to find a name for" 

Monday, 29 June, 1801, "this day at about no Clock in the forenoon 
departed this Life in the 85 th year of her age our much honored 
and ever to be Revered Mother being worn out with old age and 
infirmities She died Suddenly" 

Wednesday, 1 July, 1801, "yesterday the Remains of our Mother 
was decently intered by a respectable number of people Joseph 
got home today from South Carolinah" 

2y October, 1801, "I kill d my heifer to day for beef. . . . Joseph 
had 3 q rs of her to carry to Carolina and has Set out to night 
to go there he carries Josiah with him" 

Thursday, 3 February, 1803, "this day Josiah Percival was Drowned 
having fell in while seating on the ice" 

Monday, 7 February, 1803, "this day Josiah was buried a great num- 
ber of people attended his funeral he was 13 years old the 8 th 
day of last October" 

Saturday, 11 June, 1803, "Billy Sat out for the eastward this week" 

Monday, 27 January, 1806, "I have been in pursuit of money for 
Joseph hired 160 Dollars of Cap 1 weeks's wife" 



Records from Benjamin PercivaVs Diary 29 

4 May, 1806, "Joseph arrived to Falmouth the I st day of May from 
South Carolina" 

Tuesday, 17 June, 1806, "I arrived home today from Boston haveing 
been there ever Since the 24 th of May I went there as a Rep- 
resentitive to the General Court Cap* John Freeman was the 
other Representitive from Sandwich while I was there there was 
a total Eclipse of the Sun which I vewed from the Balcony of 
the State House I came from Boston this morning in the Stage 
I gave 6 Dollars p r week for board" 

Monday, 25 August, 1806, "William with his wife and Child came 
here Just before night from the Eastward" 

Wednesday, 17 September, 1806, "John got home his fish voyage 
to the Streights last week" 

Friday, 11 December, 1807, "the wid Mercy Tobey died yesterday 
morning" 

Thursday, 12 May, 1808, "Stormy day to day we had our town 
meeting Major John Freeman and my Self were chosen Repre- 
sentatives by a unanimus vote this is the third year he and I 
have been Representatives there were 107 votes owing to the 
weather it was not a very full meeting" 

Saturday, [*] November, 1808, "I got home from the General Court 
last week on thursday Evening came from Boston that morning 
I was in Boston Just one week my attendance and travil came 
to 2y dollars Levi Gifford was married to Tabitha Jones the 
night before last I was at wedding" 

Saturday, 20 May, 1809, "our town meeting was last monday I was 
Chosen Representitive in Stead of a better this is the fourth 
year I have been Representitive" 

{To be continued) 



A TITLE PAGE AND INDEX FOR VOLUME I 

A title page for Volume I of Pilgrim Notes and Queries, with 
an index of subjects, a full-name index of persons, and an index of 
places, will be ready early in March, and will be mailed to any ad- 
dress on receipt of fifty cents. 

* The day of the month was not entered. 



30 Applications for Membership 



APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE 

MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF 

MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Eligibility 

Every male or female descendant, over eighteen years of age, of 
any passenger in the Mayflower on the voyage which ended at Plym- 
outh on December 26, 1620, is eligible to membership in this Society. 
[A list of the Passengers will be found on the next page.] 

Every application for membership must be made on a "Pre- 
liminary Application" blank provided by the Society. Such appli- 
cation must bear the autograph signatures of the candidate and of 
two members of this Society who must vouch for the applicant. 

The sum of ten dollars ($10.00), to cover the Entrance Fee and 
the Annual Dues for the current fiscal year, must be deposited with 
the Secretary when the Preliminary Application is filed. 

After the Membership Committee has approved a Preliminary 
Application the Pedigree Papers are issued. If the Pedigree Papers 
are not filled out in duplicate and filed with the Secretary within 
six months after the approval of the Preliminary Application such 
approval becomes void. 

After the pedigree has been examined by the Historian the appli- 
cation is laid before the Board of Assistants, who vote upon it by 
secret ballot, and two negative votes reject. 



Entrance Fee and Annual Dues 

The Entrance Fee is five dollars. 

The Annual Dues of all members elected after 28 March, 1912, 
are five dollars, payable at the time of election and on the first 
day of March in each year; and all such members who have paid 
their dues for the fiscal year receive the Society's quarterly maga- 
zine, "The Mayflower Descendant," for such fiscal year without 
further charge. 

The Society's monthly magazine, "Pilgrim Notes and Queries," 
is sent free to all members. 

Members elected in the months of December, January and Febru- 
ary are not required to pay annual dues on the first day of March 
next ensuing. 

The payment at one time of the sum of one hundred dollars 
exempts the member so paying from all future annual dues, and 
constitutes him a Life Member. All Life Members receive both 
"The Mayflower Descendant" and "Pilgrim Notes and Queries" 
without extra charge. 



The Mayflower Passengers 



3* 



THE MAYFLOWER PASSENGERS 

There were only one hundred and four (104) Mayflower Passen- 
gers. Every one of them is included in the two lists following. 
There were no other passengers. 

[The 49 Passengers from Whom Descent Can Be Proved] 



John 1 Alden 
Isaac 1 Allerton 

wife Mary 

daughter Mary* 

daughter Remember* 
John 1 Billington 

wife Eleanor 

son Francis 2 
William 1 Bradford 
William 1 Brewster 

wife Mary 

son Love* 
Peter 1 Brown 
James 1 Chilton 

wife 

daughter Mary' 
Francis 1 Cooke 

son John* 



Edward 1 Doty 
Francis 1 Eaton 

wife Sarah 

son Samuel 2 
Edward 1 Fuller 

wife 

son Samuel 2 
Dr. Samuel 1 Fuller 
Stephen 1 Hopkins 

2d wife, Elizabeth 

son Gyles 2 
(by 1st wife) 

daughter Constance 2 
(by 1st wife) 
John 1 Howland 
William 1 Mullins 

wife Alice 

daughter Priscilla 2 



Degory 1 Priest 
Thomas 1 Rogers 

son Joseph 2 
Henry 1 Samson 
George 1 Soule 
Myles 1 Standish 
John 1 Tilley 

wife 

daughter Elizabeth 2 
Richard 1 Warren 
William 1 White 

wife Susanna 

son Resolved 2 

son Peregrine 2 
Edward 1 Winslow 



[The 55 Passengers from Whom We Cannot Prove -Descent] 



Bartholomew 8 Allerton 
John Allerton 
John 2 Billington 
Dorothy Bradford 

(wife of William 1 ) 
Wrestling 2 Brewster 
Richard Britteridge 
William Butten 
Robert Carter 
John Carver 
Katharine Carver 

(wife of John) 
Maid servant of the 

Carvers 
Richard Clarke 
Humility Cooper 
John 1 Crackston 

son John 2 

Ely 

Thomas English 



Moses Fletcher 
Richard Gardiner 
John Goodman 
William Holbeck 
John Hooke 
Damaris 2 Hopkins 
Oceanus 2 Hopkins 
John Langmore 
William Latham 
Edward Leister 
Edmund Margeson 
Christopher Martin 

wife 

Desire Minter 
Ellen More 
Jasper More 
Richard More 
[a boy] More 
Joseph 2 Mullins 
Solomon Prower 



John Rigdale 

wife Alice 
Rose Standish 

( 1 st wife of Myles 1 ) 
Elias Story 
Edward Thomson 
Edward Tilley 

wife Ann 
Thomas 1 Tinker 

wife 



son 



William Trevore 
John 1 Turner 

son 

son 

Roger Wilder 
Thomas Williams 
Elizabeth Winslow 

(wife of Edward 1 ) 
Gilbert Winslow 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 



Lew C. Hill 



Committee on Publication 

Stanley W. Smith Alvin P. Johnson 

George Ernest Bowman, Editor 



CONTENTS— FEBRUARY, W4 

I. Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society of 

Mayflower Descendants 

II. Reports from State Societies . 

III. Addresses at the Eighteenth Annual Dinner of the 

Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descend- 
ants (Concluded). Address of Governor Gen- 
eral Thomas S. Hopkins 

IV. Register of Minor Children, Grandchildren, Neph- 

ews and Nieces of Members of the Society of 

Mayflower Descendants (Continued) 

V. Some February Anniversaries 

VI. Birth, Marriage and Death Records from Benjamin 

Percival's Diary" (Continued) . 
VII. A Title Page and Index for Volume I . 
VIII. Applications for Membership in the Massachusetts 
Society of Mayflower Descendants . 
IX. The Mayflower Passengers .... 



Page 17 
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25 

27 

29 

30 

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"Pilgrim Notes and Queries" is issued monthly (except July and 
August) by the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 
and is sent free to all members of that Society. 



Subscription rates to all who are not members of the Massachu- 
setts Society of Mayflower Descendants: 

"Pilgrim Notes and Queries," $1.00 per year, strictly in advance. 

Single copies of current issues, 10 cents each. 
"The Mayflower Descendant," $3.00 per year, strictly in advance. 
Single copies of current issues, 75 cents each. 



Special Offer for 1914 

"Pilgrim Notes and Queries," Vol. II (1914) 

and 
"The Mayflower Descendant," Vol. XVI (1914) 



r sent to one address 
for $3.50, if remit- 
tance accompanies 
the order. 

Remittances must be payable to "Massachusetts Society of May- 
flower Descendants" and should be mailed to the Editor, at the 
Society's Rooms, 53 Mt. Vernon St., Boston, Mass. 

Entered at the Boston, Mass., post office as second class mail matter. 




1620 mmmki J 920 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

GEORGE ERNEST BOWMAN, Editor 

Published by the 

Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants 
53 Mount Vernon Street, Boston 

v 

VoL n MARCH, J9J4 No, 3 



OFFICIAL NOTICES OF THE MASSACHUSETTS 
SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Eighteenth Annual Meeting 

The Eighteenth Annual Business Meeting of the Society, for the 
election of officers and the transaction of such other business as may 
properly come before the meeting, will be held at the Society's Rooms, 
No. 53 Mt. Vernon Street, Boston, Mass., on Saturday afternoon, 
28 March, 1914. at three o'clock. 

As the seating capacity of the Society's Rooms is limited, and has 
been reduced by the purchase of additional office furniture during the 
past year, members are requested not to invite guests on this occasion. 

The Committee on At Home Days, Mrs. Charles H. Mclntyre, 
Mrs. L. D. Baker, Jr., Mrs. George A. Burden, and Mrs. George H. 
Woodman, will serve light refreshments at the close of the business 
meeting. 

In accordance with the provisions of Article X. Section 4. of the 
By-Laws, the report of the Nominating Committee, which was filed 
with the Secretary on 4 March. 1914, is here presented. 

33 



34 Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society 

Report of the Nominating Committee 

The Xominating Committee appointed by the Board of Assistants, 
in accordance with Article X, Section 4, of the By-Laws, begs leave to 
present the following nominations for the offices to be filled at the 
Annual Meeting to be held on 28 March, 1914: 
For Governor, Lew C. Hill 

For Deputy Governor, Rev. Frederick B. Allen 

For Secretary, George Ernest Bowman 

For Treasurer, Alvin P. Johnson 

For Historian, Mrs. Charles F. White 

For Captain, Frederick Foster 

For Elder, Rev. Ernest M. Paddock 

For Surgeon, Edwin A. Daniels, M.D. 

For Assistants, Mrs. Albert S. Apsey 

Mrs. Anna F. Dakin 
Miss Mary F. Edson 
Abbott F. Graves 
G. Andrews Moriarty, Jr. 
Arthur Perry 
George B. Stevens, M.D. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Horace H. Soule 
Mrs. Theodore P. Gooding 
Nathaniel U. Walker 
Mrs. John P. Putnam 
Mrs. Henry E. Parmenter 
4 March, 1914 Nominating Committee 

February Society Meeting 

At a meeting held on Wednesday afternoon, 25 February, 1914, at 
the Hotel Vendome, Boston, Mr. Fred A. Jenks read a paper on 
"The Making of the Pilgrim and What He Brought to America/' 
and an informal reception followed, in charge of the Committee on 
At Home Days. x . 

The Memorial to Mary Chilton 

As Mary Chilton was the only Mayflower Passenger known to have 
lived and died in Boston, it has seemed best to honor her memory, as 
proposed in our February issue, by something more than a plain bronze 
tablet with an inscription, therefore the cost of the memorial will, to 
a considerable extent, depend upon the amount contributed. 

Remittances should be made payable to "Society of Mayflower 
Descendants.'' and should be sent to the Editor of this magazine, who 
will acknowledge all gifts. 



Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society 35 

Books by Mayflower Descendants 

Some time since it occurred to the Editor that a collection of books 
and pamphlets published by descendants of the Mayflower Passengers 
would make an interesting department of this Society's Library and 
would attract especial attention in 1920, the Three Hundredth Anni- 
versary of the Pilgrims. 

There has been opportunity to mention the matter to few descend- 
ants as yet, but the first gift for this purpose is already on our shelves. 

On 5 February, 1914, Mr. Eben Francis Thompson, who had been 
elected a member of this Society a few days earlier, started this de- 
partment by presenting autographed copies of three books, published 
by him, on Omar Khayyam. This gift is acknowledged in detail, in 
the usual way, under the heading "Donations to the Library and 
Cabinet." 

Donations to the Library and Cabinet 

From Mrs. Edward C. Turner: "Brian Pendleton and His 
Descendants." 

From Mr. William H. Bradford: The new edition, in two volumes 
(issued in 1912), of Gov. William Bradford's History of Plymouth 
Plantation. 

From Mr. Franklin R. Gifford : Photograph of the House at Canter- 
bur}-, Conn., built by Hezekiah Barstow, who married Olive Bradford 
in 1776. [See Mayflower Descendant, 15 : 65.] 

From Mr. Eben Francis Thompson: "The Quatrains of Omar 
Khayyam," translated by the donor; "Edward FitzGerald's Rubaiyat 
of Omar Khayyam," edited by the donor; "The Rose Garden of 
Omar Khayyam," by the donor. [See also under "Books by Mayflower 
Descendants."] 

From the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: "The Thirty-ninth 
Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, 1862-1865." 



Mrs. Washington Freeman Peck died at Davenport, Iowa, 2 January, 
1914. Mrs. Peck was descended from Stephen 1 Hopkins, through 
his son, Gyles 2 Hopkins, and became a member of this Society on 
11 May, 1898. 

S. Reed Anthony died in Boston, Mass., 10 March, 1914. Mr. Anthony 
was a descendant of John Alden and Myles Standish, and was 
elected a member of this Society on 14 December, 1898. 



36 Records from Benjamin- PercivaVs Diary 

Member Elected 

February 19, 1914. 

1290. Miss Mary Alden Thayer, Boston, eighth from John Alden. 

Supplemental Lines Accepted 

February, 1914. 

1210. Mrs. John P. Putnam, eighth from John Alden; seventh from 

Edward Doty. 
1268. Harold S. Bradford, ninth from John Alden (in two lines) ; 

ninth from George Soule; ninth from Myles Standish (in 

two lines) ; ninth from Richard Warren. 
1279. Edward C. Farrington, ninth from Francis Cooke; tenth from 

Richard Warren. 
1288. John W. Churchill, tenth from Richard Warren. 

Attest : 

George Ernest Bowman, Secretary. 
18 March, 1914 



BIRTH, MARRIAGE AND DEATH RECORDS FROM 
BENJAMIN PEROVAL'S DIARY 

{Concluded from page 2g) 

[This Diary is now the property of Mr. John Percival of Sandwich, Mass., a 
grandson of Benjamin Percival. — Editor.] 



Saturday, 12 February, 1814, "Cap 1 Ewer and wife staid riere last 

night" 
Monday, 14 February, 1814, "I met Betty Lawrence about two miles 

from town I took her up behind me and brought her home she 

had got lost as she said going home from Barnabas Ewers she has 

been let out of her chain but is very delarious." 
Tuesday, 15 February, 1814, "Jo s Lawrence has been here for his 

mother but she refuses to go home" 
Wednesday, 16 February, 1814, "Betty Lawrence went from here this 

morning in a sleigh with Freeman her husband came at night and 

carried her home by force" 
Saturday, 26 February, 1814, "Timothy got home today from his 

Journey in the country they made out to get to Boston in their 

sleigh and from there it came by water" 
Tuesday, 1 March, 1814, "Cap 1 Ewer and Nabby stay here to night" 



I Records from Benjamin Per rivals Diary 37 

Wednesday, 2 March, 1814, "Walley Goodspeed and wife here this 
evening her mother staid here all night L. Ewer and Nabby here 
this evening" 

Thursday, 3 March, 1814, "Timothy went to carry old mrs. Howland 
to great marshes" 

Wednesday, 16 March, 1814, "Levi Goodspeed and wife stay here to 
night " 

Monday, 21 March, 1814, "town meeting to day some trial to shift 
select men but failed they had but about 40 votes the old select 
men had 120 the new candidates wer Silvanus Gibbs Melatiah 
Bourne and Ebenezer Wing the old ones and which were chosen 
were Nathan Nye Esq r Elisha Perry Esq 1 " and my self" 

Wednesday, 30 March, 1814, "Almond Goodspeed and wife been here" 

Thursday, 31 March, 1814, "afternoon been to Chipman Hinkleys to 
attend an arbitration between Tho s and his son Seth" 

Monday, 4 April, 1814, "Benjamin and wife staid here last night" 

Monday, 18 April, 1814, "David Ellis came here to day with his sister 
staid here tonight" 

Saturday, 16 July, 1814, "Isaac Backus moved into M r Smiths house 
today" 

Monday, 1 August, 1814, "Nabby Ewer brought to bed this morning 
son" 

Wednesday, 21 September, 1814, "to day was town meeting to see if 
the town will take any measures to difend against the enimy which 
seem to threaten us" 

Saturday, 1 October, 1814, "about 10 oclock to day heard a smart firing 
of cannon in a N. E. direction appeared to be at a great distance 
there is a great deal of carting from Highannas to Boston of prise 
goods brought in as they dare not carry it by water 300 tons of 
sugar is carting now they have I cent a pound from Sandwich 
to Boston i cent from Barnstable to Sandwich f of a cent from 
Chatham to Sandwich" 

Friday, 7 October, 1814, "an alarm at Barnstable on monday caused 
about 14 or 1500 of the militia to colect together as was said but 
were not needed" "an alarm to day to go to Falmouth John sat 
out at night a horseback" 

Sunday, 9 October, 1814, "John came home from falmouth last night 
rode home the horse and is gone again on foot several ships of 
the enemy lay at tarpolin cove a watering it is said they do not 
expect to be discharged till they sail from there" 

Monday, 10 October, 1814, "John got home from falmouth last night 
they are all dismis d " 

Wednesday, 19 October, 1814, "Lem 1 Ewer and wife been here this 
afternoon & evening" 

Wednesday, 16 November, 1814, "Bill Hoxie came here to live till I 
can get a place for him the day before yesterday" 

Monday, 12 December, 1814. "Polly fish was marr d the week before 
last to Toshua Backus" 



38 Records from Benjamin PercivaVs Diary 

Sunday, 5 February, 1815, "Cap 1 Baker and Wife went from here 
yesterday to Asa Fishes expect to set out into the the country home 
to morrow or next day Joseph and Harriet go with them" 

Wednesday, 15 March, 1815, "the day before yesterday was town 
[meeting] chose the old select men viz Nathan Nye Esq r Elisha 
Perry Esq r and myself I believe I have served in that station about 
twenty years or upwards till I am tired of it however" 

Thursday, 23 March, 181 5, "Silvanus came here from Hanover the 
night before last brought home the horse waggon Elisha carried 
away " 

Thursday, 13 April, 181 5, "to day is thanksgiving on account of the 
peace" 

Monday, 1 May, 181 5, "afternoon been to a reference to Widow Jones's 
between Jo s and Henry Lawrence" 

Thursday, 18 May, 1815, "went to M r Tobeys in the morning to marry 
a couple of black people" 

Thursday, 24 August, 181 5, "Enoch Crocker and L. P. married to day 
I went to the marriage" 

Saturday, 30 September, 181 5, "Nathan Bassett and Wife here to 
night" "Francis Fuller from the eastward was with us to day" 

Saturday, 7 October, 181 5, "Benjamin and wife and child and Ebenezer 
Wing and wife here to night" 

Wednesday, 3 January, 181 6, "Tim° sat out this morning for Hanover 
and had some thoughts of going to Boston" 

Tuesday, 9 January, 1816, "Timothy got home From Hanover last 
evening brings news Silvanus is very sick at Benjamins .... 
Timothy and his Mother sat out this afternoon to go there in hopes 
to get to Plymouth to day went in a sleigh " 

Friday, 12 January, 1816, "towards night .... a smothering snow 
storm T. got home in the midst of it he came from Hanover yes- 
terday Silvanus very sick but not in so much pain as at first" 

Tuesday, 16 January, 1816, "James Freeman Esq 1 " high sherrif of the 
County Amaziah Wilcox and Ansel Dimmick were drowned in 
going to the Vineyard last Wednesday a cold day in a boat Free- 
man and Wilcox was found Freemans corps was brought home 
to day or yesterday" 

Wednesday, 17 January, 1816, "Tim° been to Cap 1 Ewers and brought 
a letter from Benja wrote Saturday and monday Silvanus's fever 
had broke and tho very weak and low the D r thought him nearly 
out of danger if no accident should happen" 

Saturday, 20 January, 181 6, "have had anoth Letter from Hanover 
Silvanus appears to be getting better sits up considerable" 

Monday, 22 January, 1816, "Tim° gone today to Hanover after his 
mother" 

Tuesday, 2^ January, 1816, "David Fish's wife been here to day for 
help from the town for her family" 

Thursday, 25 January, 181 6, "Tim° and his mother got home from 
Hanover to day they came to Sandwich yesterday in a waggon" 

Monday, 5 February, 1816, "Silvanus came home Saturday night 



Records from Bt?ijamin PercivaVs Diary 39 

David Ellis brought him in a Chaise looks almost as well as he 

did before he was sick but can do no work yet 4 weeks yesterday 

since he was first taken" 
Sunday, 18 February, 1816, "old uncle Tim° Goodspeed B yesterday" 
Tuesday, 20 February, 1816, "old m r Nathan Foster died this morning 

John watched with him last night he was about 84 or 85 years of 

age John and Tim° gone to muster to day and to receive mony 

due to them for going on alarms in time of the war" 
Thursday, 22 February, 1816, "John and Tim° gone this afternoon to 

m r Fosters Funeral" 
Saturday, 9 March, 1816, "Timothy married this afternoon" 
Tuesday, 12 March, 1816, "Tim° brought his wife home Sunday night" 
Wednesday, 13 March, 181 6, "L. Ewer sat out this morning for Boston 

with his waggon Silvanus with him to go home to Hanover" 
Monday, 18 March, 1816, "town meeting to day I am at last released 

from being select man after serving in that capacity twenty years 

or upwards successively till it had become a burthen" 
Thursday, 28 March, 1816, "Cap 11 Crocker and wife Benj. Jones and 

wife and Benj. Goodspeed been here this evening" 
Friday, 12 April, 1816, "John went to Plymouth on monday to go a 

fishing to grand Bank" 
Tuesday, 16 April, 1816, "John Hamlen and Chloe Hamlen were buried 

to day" 
Thursday, 25 April, 1816, "this afternoon been to wedding to W. Law- 
rences P. Lawrence was married to Delina Hoxie" 
Sunday, 5 May, 1816, "Nabby Ewer put to bed this morning with 3 

Daughter" 
Tuesday, 13 May, 1816, "T. been plowing yesterday and to day for 

Widow Crocker" 
Wednesday, 22 May, 1816, "John Ewer buried to day been to funeral'* 
Friday, 7 June, 1816, "had news to night Nabby was sick sent for her 

mother " 
Friday, 14 June, 1816, "went to Ewers to administer the oath to the 

appraisers of John Ewers estate" 
Friday, 12 July, 1816, "My son Benjamin and his son George been 

here to day" 
Saturday, 20 July, 1816, "yesterday went to Jabez Howlands to a 

probate Court specially had for the purpose of breaking the last 

will and testament of John Ewer deceased did not succeed" 
Tuesday, 6 August, 181 6, "the officers met to choose a Colonel Major 

I. Freeman was chosen" 
Saturday, 7 September, 1816, "John Whitman buried yesterday" 
Saturday, 2S September, 1816, "Benj Wright had a child about 7 years 

old buried to day that kill d her self by falling off a fence the day 

before yesterday" 
Wednesday, 9 October, 1816, "we are making an addition to our house 

and this afternoon been raising" 
Tuesday, 22 October, 1816, "I went to Cap 1 Ewers to swear men 

appointed to set off the widow Ewers thirds" 



40' Register of Minor Children 

Thursday, 14 November, 1816, "Silvanus married to day" 
Saturday, 16 November, 1816, "Silv s and wife here in the afternoon" 
Tuesday, 26 November, 1816, "Asa Hinckley and son came yesterday" 
Friday, 10 January, 1817, "Timothy had a son born to day" 
Monday, 13 January, 1817, "to day is my birth day I am 65 years old 

today" 
Friday, 17 January, 1817, "Lemuel Ewer and Nabby came here to day 

in waggon" 
Thursday, 30 January, 1817, "L. Ewer and wife been here all day" 
Tuesday. 4 February, 1817, "Cap 1 Crocker and wife and m rs Crocker 

came here" 
Friday, 21 February, 1817, "Ebenezer Crocker Esq r was buried yester- 
day died on monday died with fever" 
Thursday, 2j February, 1817, "T. brott his wife and child home 

to day" 
Monday, 3 March, 1817, "afternoo T. and wife been to the ponds in 

a sleigh good sleighing" 
Wednesday, 5 March, 1817, " Silas Swift and wife were here on a visit 

in a sleigh yesterday and L. Ewer and Nabby came here in a 

sleigh to day" 
Wednesday, 12 March, 1817, "T. fetched his wives things home to day" 



REGISTER OF MINOR CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, 

NEPHEWS AND NIECES OF MEMBERS OF THE 

SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

{Continued front page 23) 

[Membership in the Society of Mayflower Descendants is limited 
to persons over eighteen years of age, and we have frequently been 
urged to devise some plan for registering younger children, both for 
permanent record as a part of the "Mayflower Genealogies" which 
we have been compiling for many years, and for the purpose of mak- 
ing it easier for such children to become members of the Society, when 
they reach the required age. 

We have, therefore, established a registry of the children, under 
eighteen years of age, of members of the Society of Mayflower De- 
scendants. Members of all State Societies may register their children 
on payment, strictly in advance, of a fee of one dollar for each child, 
to cover the expense of recording and card indexing, and of printing 
in this department. The names of children registered will be printed, 
unless we are requested not to print them. 

Minor children of deceased members may be registered by any 
other member of the Society. 



Family Records 41 

A member of any State Society of Mayflower Descendants may 
register a minor grandchild, or a minor nephew or niece, if the child's 
father or mother, through whom the Mayflower descent is claimed, 
died without becoming a member of the Society. 

The full name, place of birth and date of birth must be given for 
each child to be registered, also the name of the State Society of which 
the parent is a member. If both parents are members, the fact should 
be stated. 

Minor children of living parents who are eligible to membership 
in the Society, but have not become members, cannot be registered in 
this department. They may, however, be recorded, for the same fee, 
in our Registry of Non-Members, which will include non-members of 
all ages.] 

[Register of Minor Children] 

Theodore S. Lazell, Mass. 511, and Mrs. Theodore S. Lazell, Mass. 

690: a son, James Draper Lazell, born 23 March, 1904, at Boston, 

Mass. 
Mrs. Charles F. Stevens, Mass. 799: a daughter, Alice Bradford 

Stevens, born 25 April, 1898, at Worcester, Mass. 
Edward M.Hill, Mass. 1162 : a daughter, Marjorie Hill, born 15 March, 

1909, at Brookline, Mass.; a son, Charles Edward Hill, born 

31 August, 19 1 2, at Brookline, Mass. 
Mrs. Howard H. Tucker, Mass. 1165: a daughter, Elizabeth Lloyd 

Tucker, born 15 December, 1913, at Boston, Mass. 



FAMILY RECORDS 

{Continued from Vol, I, page 97) 

Many private records of births, marriages and deaths, which had 
been kept in family bibles, in diaries, in interleaved almanacs, in old 
account books, on loose sheets of paper, or on samplers worked by 
some member of the family, have been lost or destroyed. Many others 
have been inaccurately copied by different writers, causing a great 
deal of confusion and uncertainty. 

In order to secure absolutely faithful copies of private records, 
and to prevent the possibility of their total loss, the Editor has for 
years been urging the owners of such documents to have them photo- 
graphed, and to present copies of the photographs to the Massachu- 
setts Society of Mayflower Descendants for use in compiling "The 
Mayflower Genealogies.'*' If copies are also distributed among inter- 
ested descendants, the possibility of loss of the record is still further 
reduced. 

The vital importance of photographic copies of private records is 



42 Family Records 

conclusively shown by an article in the fifth volume of "The May- 
flower Descendant" [p. 193], with the accompanying photographic 
reproduction of an old record which exposes the errors of previous 
writers. 

The Editor has frequently discovered valuable records written 
on the margins of old books, on loose sheets of paper laid between 
the leaves of old bibles, and on pages of old account books, which had 
not been examined page by page for such entries, although the owners 
had sought elsewhere for the information which had been in their own 
possession for years. 

In order to preserve the records in many of these documents now 
in private hands, we will print in this magazine careful copies of 
entries found in family records connected with descendants of the 
Mayflower Passengers, if the owners will have them photographed 
and present prints to this Society. 

The negatives should be of sufficient size to show the records 
distinctly; and if the records are in a bible the title-pages of both 
Old and New Testaments should be photographed, so that the prob- 
able age and authenticity of the entries may be determined. In many 
old bibles the Old and New Testaments were printed in different years, 
hence the importance of photographing both pages. The Editor will 
gladly advise with owners of private records who are willing to photo- 
graph them, and present prints to this Society. 

Rebecca (Perley) Wood's Bible 

The following copies are from photographs of the records in a bible 
once owned by Rebecca (Perley) Wood, who was born 21 March, 1776, 
and married Isaiah Wood on 6 January, 1799. Most of the entries are 
in the handwriting of Chessman Hovey Wood, son of Isaiah and 
Rebecca. The bible was printed in New York, in 1829. The photo- 
graphs were presented to this Society by Miss Ella S. Wood, a great- 
granddaughter of Isaiah and Rebecca. 



Moses Wood of Middleborough born Feb 2 d 1731 

Lydia Waterman born Aug 29 1740 

Maried January 12 iy6i 

First Child a Son born Sept 1763 

Moses Wood born March 3 d 1765 

Deliverance Wood born Aug 28 1769 

Isaiah Wood born July 3 1773 

Bathsheba Wood born Sept 9 th 1776 

Moses Wood died July 26 1779 

Lydia Wood died Oct 30 1790 

Moses Wood Jr Jan 9 181 1 

Deliverance Wood Oct 5 1786 

Bathsheba Wood March 20 1778 

Isaiah Wood April 1st 1834 



The Vital Records of Halifax, Mass. 43 

Amos Perley born Feb>' 4 th 1749 Boxford Mass 

Sarah Smith second wife born March 16 1757 

Rebecca Hovey first wife born 1755 

Rebeca Perley daughter of first wife born March 21, 1776 

Amos Perley Jr born Oct 8 th 1779 

Israel Perley born June 18, 1781 

Frederic Perley born June 11, 1783 

Sally Perley born April 3 d 1786 

Fanny Perley born June 15, 1789 

Olive Perley born April 28, 1793 

[To be continued) 



THE VITAL RECORDS OF HALIFAX, MASS. 

The Town of Halifax, Mass., was incorporated in 1734, and in- 
cluded parts of the three towns of Middleborough, Pembroke and 
Plympton. The earliest birth entered on the Halifax records was in 
the year 1703; the earliest death occurred in 1723; and the earliest 
marriage was in 1736. 

The Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants has printed, 
in a volume of over two hundred pages, a literal copy of every entry 
of a birth, intention of marriage, marriage, and death, prior to 1850, 
on the records of Halifax. A few entries of later date have also been 
printed, in order to include every vital record in the first four of the 
town's books. A complete index makes every name easily accessible. 

Among the names found in this volume are : Alden, Allen, Barrows, 
Bearse, Bonney. Bosworth, Bourne, Bradford, Briggs. Bryant. 
Chandler, Chipman, Churchill, Cooke, Crocker, Curtis, Cushing, 
Cushman, Drew, Dunbar, Eaton, Eddy, Ellis, Fuller, Hall, Harlow, 
Harris, Hatch, Hathaway, Hayward, Holmes, Howland, Inglee, 
Jackson, Leach, Lucas, Lyons, Mitchell, Morton, Munroe. Palmer, 
Parris, Perkins, Pope, Porter, Pratt, Richmond, Ripley, Samson, Sears, 
Shaw, Smith, Soule, Standish, Sturtevant, Thomson. Tilson, Tinkham. 
Wade, Washburn, Waterman, White, Wood. 

A copy of this book will be mailed to any one on receipt of two 
dollars ($2.00). 

Remittances must be payable to "Massachusetts Society of May- 
flower Descendants," and should be mailed to the Editor of this 
magazine. 



Applications for Membership 



APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE 

MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF 

MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Eligibility 

Every male or female descendant, over eighteen years of age, of 
any passenger in the Mayflower on the voyage which ended at Plym- 
outh on December 26, 1620, is eligible to membership in this Society. 
[A list of the Passengers will be found on the next page.] 

Every application for membership must be made on a "Pre- 
li ninary Application" blank provided by the Society. Such appli- 
cation must bear the autograph signatures of the candidate and of 
two members of this Society who must vouch for the applicant. 

The sum of ten dollars ($10.00), to cover the Entrance Fee and 
the Annual Dues for the current fiscal year, must be deposited with 
the Secretary when the Preliminary Application is filed. 

After the Membership Committee has approved a Preliminary 
Application the Pedigree Papers are issued. If the Pedigree Papers 
are not filled out in duplicate and filed with the Secretary within 
six months after the approval of the Preliminary Application such 
approval becomes void. 

After the pedigree has been examined by the Historian the appli- 
cation is laid before the Board of Assistants, who vote upon it by 
secret ballot, and two negative votes reject. 

Entrance Fee and Annual Dues 

The Entrance Fee is five dollars. 

The Annual Dues of all members elected after 28 March, 1912, 
are five dollars, payable at the time of election and on the first 
day of March in each year; and all such members who have paid 
their dues for the fiscal year receive the Society's quarterly maga- 
zine, "The Mayflower Descendant," for such fiscal year without 
further charge. 

The Society's monthly magazine, "Pilgrim Notes and Queries," 
is sent free to all members. 

Members elected in the months of December, January and Febru- 
ary are not required to pay annual dues on the first day of March 
next ensuing. 

The payment at one time of the sum of one hundred dollars 
exempts the member so paying from all future annual dues, and 
constitutes him a Life Member. All Life Members receive both 
"The Mayflower Descendant" and "Pilgrim Notes and Queries" 
without extra charge. 



The Mayflower Passengers 



45 



THE MAYFLOWER PASSENGERS 

There were only one hundred and four (104) Mayflower Passen- 
gers. Every one of them is included in the two lists following. 
There were no other passengers. 

[The 49 Passengers from Whom Descent Can Be Proved] 



John 1 Alden 
Isaac 1 Allerton 

wife Mary 

daughter Mary' 

daughter Remember* 
John 1 Billington 

wife Eleanor 

son Francis 2 
William 1 Bradford 
William 1 Brewster 

wife Mary 

son Love 8 
Peter 1 Brown 
James 1 Chilton 

wife 

daughter Mary* 
Francis 1 Cooke 

son John* 



Edward 1 Doty 
Francis 1 Eaton 

wife Sarah 

son Samuel 2 
Edward 1 Fuller 

wife 

son Samuel 2 
Dr. Samuel 1 Fuller 
Stephen 1 Hopkins 

2d wife, Elizabeth 

son Gyles 3 
(by 1st wife) 

daughter Constance 2 
(by 1st wife) 
John 1 Howland 
William 1 Mullins 

wife Alice 

daughter Priscilla 2 



Degory 1 Priest 
Thomas 1 Rogers 

son Joseph 2 
Henry 1 Samson 
George 1 Soule 
Myles 1 Standish 
John 1 Tilley 

wife 

daughter Elizabeth 2 
Richard 1 Warren 
William 1 White 

wife Susanna 

son Resolved 2 

son Peregrine 2 
Edward 1 Winslow 



[The 55 Passengers from Whom We Cannot Prove Descent] 



Bartholomew 3 Allerton 
John Allerton 
John 2 Billington 
Dorothy Bradford 

(wife of William 1 ) 
Wrestling 2 Brewster 
Richard Britteridge 
William Butten 
Robert Carter 
John Carver 
Katharine Carver 

(wife of John) 
Maid servant of the 

Carvers 
Richard Clarke 
Humility Cooper 
John 1 Crackston 

son Tohn 2 

"Ely 

Thomas English 



Moses Fletcher 
Richard Gardiner 
John Goodman 
William Holbeck 
John Hooke 
Damaris 2 Hopkins 
Oceanus 2 Hopkins 
John Langmore 
William Latham 
Edward Leister 
Edmund Margeson 
Christopher Martin 

wife 

Desire Minter 
Ellen More 
Jasper More 
Richard More 
[a boy] More 
Joseph 2 Mullins 
Solomon Prower 



John Rigdale 

wife Alice 
Rose Standish 

(istwifeofMyles 1 ) 
Elias Story 
Edward Thomson 
Edward Tilley 

wife Ann 
Thomas 1 Tinker 

wife 



son 



William Trevore 
John 1 Turner 
son 



son 



Roger Wilder 
Thomas Williams 
Elizabeth Winslow 

(wife of Edward 1 ) 
Gilbert Winslow 



46 Common Errors Corrected 



PRESIDENTIAL MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

By the Editor 

At least five descendants of Mayflower Passengers have been 
elected President of the United States, and as only twenty-seven men 
have held that office it is interesting to note that nearly one-fifth of 
that number were descended from one or more of the twenty-two 
Mayflower families who have left descendants. 

The following list includes only those Presidents with whose descent 
the Editor is familiar, as he has made no attempt to find Mayflower 
descent for the others. If any other name can be added we shall be 
glad to reprint the list, with the additional name, and give due credit 
to the person who supplies the information. 

The names of the five known Presidential Mayflower Descendants 
follow : 

John Adams, the second President of the United States, was a 
descendant of John Alden of the Mayflower. He served one term, 
from 1797 to 1801. 

John Quincy Adams, son of President John Adams, a descendant 
of John Alden of the Mayflower, served one term, from 1825 to 1829. 

Zachary Taylor, a descendant of Elder William Brewster of the 
Mayflower, also a descendant of Isaac Allerton of the Mayflower, 
served but sixteen months, 1849 to 1850, dying in office. 

Ulysses Simpson Grant, a descendant of Richard Warren of the 
Mayflower, served two terms, 1869 to 1877. 

William Howard Taft, a descendant of Francis Cooke of the May- 
flower, served one term, 1909 to 1913. 



COMMON ERRORS CORRECTED 

By George Ernest Bowman 
{Continued from Vol. /, /. 83) 

The Editor has received hundreds of communications containing 
errors which were long ago corrected, but which are constantly re- 
peated by writers who accept anything they find in print, without 
making an effort to see if it has been either confirmed or disproved by 
later investigators. 

Much valuable time has been lost in correspondence regarding such 
cases, and it has seemed best to print in compact form the simple facts 
about some of these common errors, and refer future correspondents 
to this department. 



Notes by the Editor 47 

Huckins-Hamlin-Childs. Otis' "Genealogical Notes of Barn- 
stable Families," Volume II, page 65, states that Hope Huckins, born 
21 September, 1689, married "James Hamblen." As Hope Huckins 
was the daughter of Thomas Huckins by his first wife, Hannah Chip- 
man 8 {Hope' Howland, John), this error has caused considerable 
trouble. The facts are as follows : 

On 29 May, 1709, Benjamin Hamlin was married to Hope Huckins, 
by Rev. Jonathan Russel, according to the Barnstable records. [May- 
flower Descendant, 6 : 138.] 

On 11 December, 1714, the estate of Thomas Huckins of Barnstable 
was settled. The heirs were the widow Sarah*, son John, son Thomas, 
son Samuel, daughter Hope Hamblen the wife of Benjamin, daughter 
Hannah Huckins. [Barnstable Co. Probate Records, 3 : 161.] 

On 20 July, 1721, John Huckins of Barnstable made his will, naming 
wife Mary, "my sister Hope Childs three children", brother Thomas 
Huckins, nephews Thomas and John Huckins. [Barnstable Co. Pro- 
bate Records, 4 : 18.] 

Other evidence can be given, but the foregoing is sufficient to prove 
that Hope Huckins 4 {Hannah Chipman*, Hope' Howland, John 1 ) 
married, first, Benjamin Hamlin, and, for her second husband, a 
Childs. As Ebenezer Childs of Barnstable, had a wife Hope, whom he 
married about 1719, there can be no doubt that he had married Benja- 
min Hamlin's widow, and all descendants of Ebenezer and Hope Childs 
can now claim descent from John Howland of the Mayflower. 

(To be continued) 



NOTES BY THE EDITOR 

Caleb Church. The following deposition, recorded in the Middle- 
sex County, Mass., Registry of Deeds, 10 : 602, shows us that Caleb 
Church 3 (Elizabeth 2 Warren, Richard 1 ) of Watertown, Mass., was 
born about 1647. 

"Caleb Church aged about thirty nine years and Thomas Oliver 
aged about fortie years do testify and say that wee did see Susanna 
Bush the widdow of Renald Bush late of Cambridge deced remove of 
the land she now dwelleth upon together with every living creature 
that they said shee had belonging to her & give full possession of the 
s d land unto Edward Jackson and Abraham Jackson : the twenty fourth 
of ffebruary sixteen hundred Eighty five this is the truth & nothing- 
else & further say not 

Thomas Oliver Caleb Church 

"Caleb Church & Thomas Oliver made oath to the truth of what is 
above written this first of Aprill . 1686 . before me 

William Johnson Assist" 

* His second wife. 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

Committee on Publication 

Lew C. Hill Stanley W. Smith Alvin P. Johnson 

George Ernest Bowman, Editor 



CONTENTS -MARCH, J9J4 

I. Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society of 

Mayflower Descendants Page 33 

II. Birth, Marriage, and Death Records from Benjamin 

Percivars Diary (Concluded) .... 36 

III. Register of Minor Children, Grandchildren, 
Nephews, and Nieces of Members of the Society 
of Mayflower Descendants (Continued) . . 40 

41 
43 



IV. Family Records (Continued) 

V. The Vital Records of Halifax, Mass. . 

VI. Applications for Membership in the Massachusetts 
Society of Mayflower Descendants 

VII. The Mayflower Passengers .... 

VIII. Presidential Mayflower Descendants . 

IX. Common Errors Corrected (Continued) . 

X. Notes by the Editor 



44 
45 
46 
46 
47 



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Published by the 
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53 Mount Vernon Street, Boston • 
Vol. E APRIL, J9H No. 4 

ALDEN — BASS — ADAMS — WEBB 

By the Editor 

The following notes bring together, for easy reference, the numer- 
ous marriages between the Adams, Bass and Webb families of 
Braintree, Mass. 

Three children of John and Ruth 8 (Alden) Bass of Braintree 
married three children of Joseph 2 Adams (Henry 1 ) of Braintree, as 
follows : 

John Bass 8 (Ruth 2 Alden, John 1 ) married Abigail 8 Adams (Joseph*, 
Henry 1 ). 

Samuel Bass 8 (Ruth' Alden, John 1 ) married Mary' Adams (Jo- 
seph 2 , Henry 1 ). 

Hannah Bass 8 (Ruth 2 Alden, John 1 ) married Joseph 8 Adams (Jo- 
seph 2 , Henry 1 ), as his second wife. 

Two children of John and Ruth" (Alden) Bass married two chil- 
dren of Christopher Webb (Christopher 1 ) of Braintree, as follows: 

Ruth Bass 8 (Ruth 2 Alden, John 1 ) married Peter 3 Webb (Chris- 
topher 2 ' 1 ), as his first wife. 

Mary Bass 3 (Ruth 2 Alden, John 1 ) married, first., Christopher* 
Webb (Christopher 2 ' 1 ), and, second, William Copeland. 

49 



50 Alden — Bass — Adams — Webb 

Three children of Christopher 2 Webb (Christopher*) of Braintree 
married three children of Joseph 5 Adams (Henry 1 ), as follows: 

John 8 Webb (Christopher 2 - 1 ) married Bethiah 8 Adams (Joseph*, 
Henry 1 ). 

Hannah 8 Webb (Christopher 2 - 1 ) married John 8 Adams (Joseph 2 , 
Henry 1 ). 

Mary 8 Webb (Christopher 2 - 1 ) married Peter 8 Adams (Joseph 2 , 
Henry 1 ). 

One child of Capt. Samuel 2 Adams (Henry 1 ) of Chelmsford, Mass., 
married a child of Christopher 2 Webb (Christopher 1 ) as follows: 

Mary 3 Adams (Samuel 2 , Henry 1 ) married Samuel 8 Webb (Chris- 
topher 2 - 1 ). 

The will of John Bass was printed in "The Mayflower Descendant," 
Volume IV, pages 202-206. Abstracts of the wills of Christopher 3 
Webb and Joseph 2 Adams, from the Suffolk County, Mass., probate 
records, and of the settlement of the estate of Capt. Samuel 2 Adams, 
from the Middlesex County, Mass., probate records, are here pre- 
sented. 

The settlement of the estate of Capt. Samuel 2 Adams proves that 
his daughter Mary married Samuel Webb, and that Samuel Webb 
was alive on 23 October, 1694. The will of Joseph 2 Adams proves 
that his daughter Mary had become Mary Bass before 18 July, 1694, 
and was not, therefore, the widow of Samuel Webb, when she mar- 
ried Samuel Bass 8 (Ruth 2 Alden, John 1 ). 



[Estate of Capt. Samuel Adams] 

[8: 6] On 19 September, 1692, "Letters of Administration granted 
to John Waldo, Dan 11 Waldo & Sam 11 Webb who married Rebeccka 
Susanna & Mary Adams y em Three Daughters of Capt Sam 11 Adams 
late of Chelmsford in y e County of midd x .... Deced, on y e Estate 
of y e Said Deced Cap t Sam 11 Adams theire Father in Law as yet 
not Administred on" 

[From original bond on file] On 19 September, 1692, "Dan 11 
Waldo of Chelmsford in y e County of Midd x John Waldo of Boston, 
and Sam 11 Webb of Dorcester in y e County of Suffolk .... as Prin- 
ciple, and Christopher Webb of Boston .... and Sam 11 Adams of 
Charlestowne .... as Sureties" gave bond of £400, current money, 
"the above bounden Dan 11 Waldo John Waldo, and Sam 11 Webb .... 
Adm r s .... of theire Father in Law Cap 1 Sam 11 Adams late of 
Chelmsford Deced Intestate" 

The bond bears the autograph signatures of the three adminis- 
trators and the two bondsmen. 



Alden — Bass — Adams — Webb 51 

[From original agreement on file] "Bilerika 25 June 94 . prop- 
ossitions . made betwene John waldoe Samuell webb . Danill waldoe 
Joseph Adams & Joseph Tompson gardian . unto benjamin adams 
.... being relates . unto Capt Samuell Adams . Deceased . belonging 
to Chelmsford . only Joseph Tompson . appearing . as gardian . unto 
beniamin adams .... in order to the finall setlement of the estate 
.... of our honored father Capt. Samuell adams . not yet . setled." 

The document bears the autograph signatures of Joseph Adams, 
John Waldo, Daniel Waldo, Samuel Webb and Joseph Tompson. It 
was acknowledged, at Charlestown, 23 October, 1694, by all but Joseph 
Tompson, before James Russell, Judge of Probate. 

[Will of Joseph Adams] 

[From the original will on file] "Joseph Adames Senear of Brain- 
try" made his will on 18 July, 1694. Bequests were as follows. 

To "my Eldest Son Joseph Adames one acor of Salt medow .... 
all min that Lieth at houghtes neck in Braintry." 

To "my Sone John Adames" £40 sterling. 

To "my Son Petter Adames all my dwelling house and malt house 
with all those toles and veseles in my malt house Comonly used about 
my malting: and also my barn all my housing and orchardes and al 
my Land and medow ajoyening thear unto: that is the homested it 
is about four acors on both sides of the way to gether with that Land 
as is yet in my posession at manatecut that was bought parte of John 
Cleverly and part of Joseph Crosbe; its about twenty and six acores 
.... also all my Land in a place Called the feere feeid being three 
Lottes : one Lotte of to acors another of five acores and the other of 
six acores all my Land in feere feeld .... also four acores of salt 
medow by that as was m rs flintes medow that some times is Called 
wash medow : and also my Hand of medow near the Town ground." 

To "my daughter meheteble Adames" £20 sterling, also "one 
fethear bed and the fornituer belonging to it: that now standeth in 
my parlar Chamber" 

"I doe give the rest of my Estat that Lieth in movables unto my 
five daughters Equaly to be divided amongest them namely, Hannah 
Sables, Abegal Bass, Bethyah web, mary Bass, and meheteble 
Adames." 

"my Son Petter Adames to be Sole Executor" 

"if my Son Petter Adames dy with out a Living Child .... what 
Estat I hath geven unto my Son petter Adames in this my will Shall 
be Equaly divided amongst all the rest of my Childern or Such as 
Shall Lawfully represent them" 

"I doe also give unto all my grand Children that Shall be alive 
at my decese Six Shillinges in money ech of them" 

"my will is that my Son Petter Adames Shall Let my Son John 
Adames have ten bushelles of Aples yerly as Long as he Shall fech 
them " 



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"my will is that my dafter meheteble Adames as Long as She Live 
a maide She Shall Live in my house that is given to my Son petter" 

The witnesses were Hannah Baxter, Hannah Dyar and Joseph 
Dyar. The two women signed by marks. 

The will was presented for probate on 10 January, 1694/5, by 
Peter Adams, the executor, and was probated on the testimony of 
Hannah Baxter and Joseph Dyar, two of the witnesses. 

[From the original inventory on file] The inventory was taken 
20 December, 1694, by "Samuel Tompson Senior" "John Rouggell" 
and "Samuel Peniman" 

[Christopher Webb's Will] 

[13: 440] Christopher Webb of Braintree, Mass., made his will 
on 14 April, 1694, and it was proved 29 June, 1694. The inventory 
was taken on 20 June, 1694. 

He named his wife, Hannah; sons, John Webb, Peter Webb, 
Samuel Webb, Benjamin Webb and Joseph Webb; daughters, Han- 
nah Adams, Mary Webb and Abigail Webb. 

He gave "to my son Christopher Webbs Children my Grand Chil- 
dren . Christopher Webb, Hannah Webb & Sarah Webb Twenty four 
pounds, to be divided equally amongst them by my Exec rs to the male 
when he comes to Twenty one yeares of age, to the Daughters when 
they are Eighteen, or at the days of marriage." 

"my three Eldest Sons John Webb, Peter Webb & Samuel Webb 
to be my Executors" 

The witnesses were Hannah Savell, Sr., Hannah Savell, Jr., 
Samuel Tompson, Sr. 



OFFICIAL NOTICES OF THE MASSACHUSETTS 
SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

The Annual Meeting 

The Eighteenth Annual Meeting was held at the Society's Rooms, 
53 Mt. Vernon St., Boston, on Saturday afternoon, 28 March, 1914. 

The Secretary's eighteenth annual report showed that the num- 
ber of members on the roll at that date was seven hundred and 
sixty-nine (769), a net increase of thirty-four (34) members for the 
year. During the year more than two hundred dollars ($200.00) 
had been expended in purchasing genealogical books; and about 
seven hundred and fifty dollars ($750.00) had been paid for much 
needed office equipment, including filing cases, card catalogue cab- 
inets, bookcases, and special catalogue cards and folders. Nearly 
fifty thousand (50,000) index cards were written during the year, 



Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society 53 

and many hundreds of abstracts of wills and deeds were made. Dur- 
ing the entire year a stenographer and bookkeeper has been employed, 
and for a few months we have had a second stenographer. The 
amount of research work accomplished has been much greater than 
during any preceding year, as the Secretary has not been obliged to 
devote the greater part of his time, as in preceding years, to office 
work which could be cared for by a clerk. 

Officers for the ensuing year were elected as follows : 

Governor Lew C. Hill 

Deputy Governor Rev. Frederick B. Allen 

Secretary George Ernest Bowman 

Treasurer Alvin P. Johnson 

Historian Mrs. Charles F. White 

Captain Frederick Foster 

Elder Rev. Ernest M. Paddock 

Surgeon Edwin A. Daniels, M.D. 

Assistants Mrs. Albert S. Apsey 

Mrs. Anna F. Dakin 
Miss Mary F. Edson 
Abbott F. Graves 
G. Andrews Moriarty, Jr. 
Arthur Perry 
George B. Stevens, M.D. 

Refreshments were served by the Committee on At Home Days at 
the close of the business meeting. 

May Society Meeting 

A special business meeting of the Society will be held on Friday 
afternoon, 2.2 May, 1914, to act upon a proposed change in the By- 
Laws. The formal notice of this meeting will be given in the May 
issue of Pilgrim Notes and Queries. 

Donations to the Library 

From Miss Sylvia Clark : A Manuscript Genealogy of part of the 
Winslow Family. 

From Mr. William H. McNeil: "Genealogy of the Robertson, 
Small and Related Families." 

From the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Vital Records of 
the Towns of Abington (two volumes), Brockton, Dunstable, Kings- 
ton, Reading, Tewksbury, Wakefield, West Bridgewater. 

Members Elected 
March 25, 1914. 

1291. Charles Warren Howland, Templeton, Mass., eighth from 
William Bradford. 



54 The Vital Records of Brewster, Mass. 

1292. Miss Grace Woodbridge Geer, Boston, Mass., ninth from 

Richard Warren. 

1293. Harold Clinton Clapp, Brookline, Mass., ninth from John 

Alden. 

1294. Arthur Clarence Walworth, Newton Centre, Mass., eighth 

from Isaac 1 Allerton, seventh from Remember 2 Allerton. 

1295. Arthur Clarence Walworth, Jr., Newton Centre, Mass., ninth 

from Isaac 1 Allerton, eighth from Remember 2 Allerton. 

1296. Mrs. Thomas Cogswell Bachelder, Boston, Mass., ninth from 

Stephen 1 Hopkins, eighth from Constance 2 Hopkins. 

1297. Miss Lucy Ellis Allen, West Newton, Mass., ninth from Wil- 

liam Brewster. 

1298. Mrs. Herschel Bartlett, St. Joseph, Mo., eighth from George 

Soule. 

1299. Norman Locke Cushman, Winchester, Mass., eighth from 

Isaac 1 Allerton, seventh from Mary 2 Allerton. 

1300. Mrs. Charles Frederick Weinhold, Boston, Mass., eighth from 

Francis Cooke. 

Attest: George Ernest Bowman, Secretary 



THE VITAL RECORDS OF BREWSTER, MASS. 

The Town of Brewster, Mass., was incorporated in 1803, and was 
named in honor of Elder William Brewster. The town originally 
formed the northern part of the town of Harwich. 

The Massachusetts Society has printed, in a volume of nearly three 
hundred pages, a literal copy of every entry of a birth, intention of 
marriage, marriage, and death, prior to 1850, entered on the records 
of Brewster. A complete index makes every name easily accessible. 

A part of the names found in this volume are as follows: Allen, 
Atwood, Baker, Bangs, Berry, Black, Burgess, Cahoon, Chase, Clark, 
Cobb, Cook, Crocker, Crosby, Crowell, Davis, Dillingham, Doane, 
Eldredge, Ellis, Fessenden, Foster, Freeman, Godfrey, Goss, Gray, 
Griffith, Hall, Harding, Hurd, Higgins, Hopkins, Howes, Howland, 
Jenkins, Jones, Kelley, King, Knowles, Lincoln, Linnell, Long, Maker, 
Mayo, Merrick, Myrick, Newcomb, Nickerson, Paine, Parker, Perry, 
Pratt, Rider, Robbins, Rogers, Seabury, Sears, Small, Smalley, Smith, 
Snow, Taylor, Thacher, Walker, Wing, Winslow, Wood, Young. 

A copy of this book will be mailed to any one on receipt of two 
dollars ($2.00). 

Remittances must be payable to "Massachusetts Society of May- 
flower Descendants," and should be mailed to the Editor of this 
magazine. 



John Mcndatis Will 55 

JOHN MENDALL'S "WILL 

By the Editor 

The original will of John Mendall of Marshfield, Mass., is in the 
probate files at Plymouth, but as it was not recorded it has escaped 
the notice of the majority of searchers. The abstract here pre- 
sented is from a copy made by myself, from the original, more than 
ten years ago, and recently again compared with the original. 

This will is of especial interest to our readers, because it identi- 
fies the wives of two grandsons of Mayflower Passengers, as follows : 

Mercy Mendall, daughter of John, married Peter Tinkham 3 
(Mary' Brown, Peter 1 ). 

Ruth Mendall, daughter of John, married Theophilus 3 Doty 
(Joseph 2 , Edward 1 ). 

The birth records of John Mendall's five children will be found 
in the third volume of "The Mayflower Descendant." 



[John Mendall's Will] 

[From the original will] "The Tenth Day of May in the year of 
our Lord 171 1. I John Mendall of Marshfield .... being aged" 
made his will. Bequests were as follows: 

"to my Well beloved son John Mendal one shilling." 

"to my well beloved Grandson in Law ffrancis Crooker all my 
Rope makeing tools" . 

"all the rest of my Estate ; ... to my well beloved daughters 
Mercy Tinckum, & Sarah Torry, & Hannah Tilden & Ruth Doty" 

"I likewise Constitute, make & ordain my son in Law Thomas 
Tilden to be my only & sole Executor of this my last Will" 

The will was signed by a mark. 

The witnesses were "John : Jones" "John Little" and "Isaac 
Little" 

On 8 February, 1720, all three witnesses made oath to the will 
before Isaac Winslow, Judge of Probate. 



A TITLE PAGE AND INDEXES FOR VOLUME I 

A title page for Volume I of Pilgrim Notes and Queries, with an 
Index of Subjects, a full-name Index of Persons, and an Index of 
Places, will be mailed to any address on receipt of fifty cents. Postage 
stamps in denominations of ten cents or less will be accepted in 
payment. 



5 6 Register of Minor Children 



REGISTER OF MINOR CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, 

NEPHEWS AND NIECES OF MEMBERS OF THE 

SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

{Continued from page 41) 

[Membership in the Society of Mayflower Descendants is limited 
to persons over eighteen years of age, and we have frequently been 
urged to devise some plan for registering younger children, both for 
permanent record as a part of the "Mayflower Genealogies" which 
we have been compiling for many years, and for the purpose of mak- 
ing it easier for such children to become members of the Society, when 
they reach the required age. 

We have, therefore, established a registry of the children, under 
eighteen years of age, of members of the Society of Mayflower De- 
scendants. Members of all State Societies may register their children 
on payment, strictly in advance, of a fee of one dollar for each child, 
to cover the expense of recording and card indexing, and of printing 
in this department. The names of children registered will be printed, 
unless we are requested not to print them. 

Minor children of deceased members may be registered by any 
other member of the Society. 

A member of any State Society of Mayflower Descendants may 
register a minor grandchild, or a minor nephew or niece, if the child's 
father or mother, through whom the Mayflower descent is claimed, 
died without becoming a member of the Society. 

The full name, place of birth and date of birth must be given for 
each child to be registered, also the name of the State Society of which 
the parent is a member. If both parents are members, the fact should 
be stated. 

Minor children of living parents who are eligible to membership 
in the Society, but have not become members, cannot be registered in 
this department. They may, however, be recorded, for the same fee, 
in our Registry of Non-Members, which will include non-members of 
all ages.] 

[Register of Minor Children] 

Everett Pendleton Turner, Mass. 218: a daughter, Marjorie Turner, 
born 9 February, 1910, at Arlington, Mass.; a son, Edward Hill 
Turner, born 25 November, 1913, at Arlington, Mass. [Registered 
by their grandmother, Mrs. Edward C. Turner.] 

Howard Chubbuck Turner, Mass. 219: a son, Jackson Turner, born 
10 November, 1909, at Boston, Mass.; a daughter, Constance 
Turner, born 21 September, 1913, at Boston, Mass. [Registered 
by their grandmother, Mrs. Edward C. Turner.] 

Harold Clinton Clapp, Mass. 1293: a daughter, Elizabeth Randolph 
Clapp, born 24 September, 1910, at Chicago, 111. 



Family Records 57 

Arthur Clarence Walworth, Jr., Mass. 1295 : a son, Arthur Clarence 
Walworth, 3d, born 9 July, 1903, at Newton Centre, Mass.; a 
daughter, Mary Elizabeth Walworth, born 5 April, 191 1, at New- 
ton Centre, Mass. [Registered by their grandfather, Arthur 
Clarence Walworth, Mass. 1294.] 

Mrs. Thomas Cogswell Bachelder, Mass. 1296: a daughter, Olive 
Bachelder, born 24 July, 1897, at Boston, Mass.; a daughter, 
Wilma Bachelder, born 30 July, 1901, at Boston, Mass. 

Norman Locke Cushman, Mass. 1299 : a son, Gardner Carter Cushman, 
born 3 June, 1913, at Winchester, Mass. 



YARMOUTH, MASS., GRAVESTONE RECORDS 

The Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants published, 
in 1906, "Gravestone Records in The Ancient Cemetery and The 
Woodside Cemetery" at Yarmouth, Mass. 

All records of deaths before 1851, with a few of later date, found 
on the gravestones in the two cemeteries named, were printed. Among 
the names found were : Alden, Anderson, Baker, Bassett, Baxter, Bray, 
Cogswell, Crocker, Crowell, Doane, Eldridge, Gage, Gorham, Gray, 
Hall, Hallet, Hamblen, Hawes, Hedge, Homer, Howes, Marston, 
Matthews, Miller, Rider, Sears, Sturgis, Taylor, Thacher, Whelden, 
White. 

Nine hundred and thirty-one (931) records of deaths are given. 

Only three hundred numbered copies were printed, from type. 

A copy will be mailed to any one on receipt of one dollar ($1.06). 

Remittances must be payable to "Massachusetts Society of May- 
flower Descendants," and should be mailed to the Editor of this 
magazine. 



FAMILY RECORDS 

( Continued from page 43) 

Many private records of births, marriages and deaths, which had 
been kept in family bibles, in diaries, in interleaved almanacs, in old 
account books, on loose sheets of paper, or on samplers worked by 
some member of the family, have been lost or destroyed. Many others 
have been inaccurately copied by different writers, causing a great 
deal of confusion and uncertainty. 

In order to secure absolutely faithful copies of private records, 
and to prevent the possibility of their total loss, the Editor has for 
years been urging the owners of such documents to have them photo- 



58 Family Records 

graphed, and to present copies of the photographs to the Massachu- 
setts Society of Mayflower Descendants for use in compiling "The 
Mayflower Genealogies." If copies are also distributed among inter- 
ested descendants, the possibility of loss of the record is still further 
reduced. 

The vital importance of photographic copies of private records is 
conclusively shown by an article in the fifth volume of "The May- 
flower Descendant" [p. 193], with the accompanying photographic 
reproduction of an old record which exposes the errors of previous 
writers. 

The Editor has frequently discovered valuable records written 
on the margins of old books, on loose sheets of paper laid between 
the leaves of old bibles, and on pages of old account books, which had 
not been examined page by page for such entries, although the owners 
had sought elsewhere for the information which had been in their own 
possession for years. 

In order to preserve the records in many of these documents now 
in private hands, we will print in this magazine careful copies of 
entries found in family records connected with descendants of the 
Mayflower Passengers, if the owners will have them photographed 
and present prints to this Society. 

The negatives should be of sufficient size to show the records 
distinctly; and if the records are in a bible the title-pages of both 
Old and New Testaments should be photographed, so that the prob- 
able age and authenticity of the entries may be determined. In many 
old bibles the Old and New Testaments were printed in different years, 
hence the importance of photographing both pages. The Editor will 
gladly advise with owners of private records who are willing to photo- 
graph them and present prints to this Society. 

A Ryder Record 

The following records are from a bible purchased, by the Editor 
of this magazine, in a junk shop at Provincetown, Mass., and pre- 
sented to the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. The 
bible was said to have come from a family in South Yarmouth, 
Mass. It was printed at Philadelphia, Pa., in 1813, by M. Carey. 



Edward Ryder was born October the 4 th in year 1761 

Mercy Ryder his wife was born June 24 th 1764. 

there children are as follows 

Barnabus was born Sept I st in the year 1785 

Naomy was born June 6 th in the year 1787 

David was born July 7 th 1789 

Enoch was born March 8th 1791 

Edward was born August 7 th 1793 

Freeman was born March 7 th 1795 



Queries and Answers 59 

Betsey was born March 17 th 1797 
Eunice was born April 15 th 1799 
Mercy was born Sept 5 th 1801 
Eaben Lewis was born March 23 d 1804 
Lucy was born August 10 th 1806 
Almira was born June 27 th 1808 

Joshua H. Ryder was born May 10 th 1824 

Edward Ryder Died December the 25 in year 1817 aged 56 years 

2 months & 21 days 

There children are as follows 

Almira Died October 4 th 1810 JE 15 months & 7 days 

Barnabas Died January 31 st 1826 JE 40 years & 5 month 

Freeman died December the 10 th 1826 JE. 31 years nine months & 

3 days. 

David died June 17 th 1834 JE 44 years 11 months & 10 days. 
Mercy died Sep the 20 . 1871 aged 70 years and one month 

Richard Smith was born Nov the 19 . 1825 
Elizabeth Smith was born July the 31 . 1830 
Richard C. Smith was born Feb the 8 1855 
Ellery S. Smith was born Aug the 8 . 1857 
Lizzie J. Smith was born Jan the 5 . i860 



QUERIES AND ANSWERS 

[Important Notice. Queries will be printed only for regular 
subscribers to this magazine, or for members of the Massachusetts 
Society of Mayflower Descendants. 

Queries must be confined to possible lines of Mayflower Descent, 
or to families in the Old Colony territory. 

All replies must be addressed to the Editor.] 

7. Cooke-Bartlett. Was Sarah 3 Cooke (Jacob 2 , Francis 1 ), who 
married Robert Bartlett* (Joseph 3 , Mary 3 Warren, Richard 1 ) in 1691, 
the daughter of Damaris 2 Hopkins (Stephen 1 ), or of Elizabeth 
(Lettice) Shurtleff? A. R. B. 

[Sarah, the widow of Robert Bartlett*, died at Plymouth. 8 Feb- 
ruary, 1744/5, in her seventy-fourth year. She was born, therefore, 
about 1671, and must have been a daughter of Jacob 2 Cooke's second 
wife, Elizabeth. — Editor.] 



6o The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 



THE DIARY OF JABEZ FITCH, JR- 

Transcribed by the Editor 
{Continued from "The Mayflower Descendant," Vol. XV, p. 242) 

Monday y e 2 nd of June 1760 . This Day Father moved into y« 
House I have ben Repairing &c. 

y e 3rd 1 wen t with Bro rs Elisha & Cord 11 To Newent where I Se a 
number of People & I also Rec d y e following Writing . (viz) 

Norwich June 3 rd 1760 Then Jabez Fitch j r & Hannah Perkins 
both of Norwich were joined together in Marriage, by me Peter 
Powers 

ye 4th I had y e Company of M r Perkins & his wife home 

ye 20 th y e Widd w Palmer Died 

ye 2 1 st 1 W ent to Newent with Mother Perkins &c. 

July 3 rd we went to Town & from there to Newent 

y e 4 th Came home 

ye jjth j^rss Lynes Leffingwell were here &c 

y e 12 th Cap 1 Chester Saild & Bro r Cord 11 with him for y e west 
Indies 

y e 16 th Cap 1 Perkins & his wife were here &c. 

ye jpth -\y e finish'd hervesting our winter Rie — This Day I was 
at y e Landing & heard of y e Death of Silas Dean of Groton 

Sund: y e 20 th I heard M r Whittecher in y e Afternoon from I st 
Peter 2 nd 7 th 

ye 21 st I had a Number of hands to Reap for me. 

ye 22 nd I helped Benj n & Stephen Fitch. 

ye 25th 1 heard of y e Death of Joshua Lothrope's Wife. 

ye 26 th We iinish'd Reaping our Wheet — This Day I heard of y e 
Death of Doc r Downer's Wife who died this Morning 

Aug 1 6 th Bro r Elisha help'd father & I Measure of 5 acres of Land 
for me in boo 1 between Houses. 

ye ^th After a Long Storm we Sow'd our Grain — This Day Sist 
Rudd was here &c. 

Sund: y e 10 I hear'd M r Wight from I st Corin: 2 nd 12 th . the 
Sacrament was Administred, they Sung Psalm 48 th 2 nd part &c. 

In y e Afternoon a Breef was Read for a Contribution for y e Sup- 
port of y e Sufferers in y e late Fire at Boston — Then a Sermon from 
Acts 20 th 35 th 

ye 13th 1 W ent to Town to Mill 

y e 15 th Gid n Haskel had a Heffer Choak'd with an Apple So y 1 
he kil'd her tho he made Beef of her 

Sund : y e 17 th I heard M r Wight from Ezek 1 18 th 28 th 
Sund: y e 24 th I heard M r Wight from I st Corin: 15 th 24 th — This 
Day y e Contribution on y e Abov sd Breef was taken — Simon & Elisha 
Perkins came home with me from Meeting &c 



The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 61 

y e 25 th Jedd : Perkins was here most of y e Day. 

ye 29 th we finish'd Haying 

September I st I began to Thrash 

y e s th We finish'd Sowing Wheet This Day Ero r Rudd & his Wife 
was here, they came from Groton &c 

ye 5th 1 was a t Lothropes Mill very Early in y^ Morning 

Sund: y e 7 I hear'd M r Wight from John 3 rd 6 th — This Night I 
had a calf Died with y e huck of an Ox 

ye gth J was a t Freemans Meeting Jabez Huntington Esq r & Doc r 
Lothrop were chose Deputys 

y e 10 th I was at a Perkins Meeting at Bro r Jedd 1 ' 3 . 

ye nth Bro r Baley & his wife Came up from Groton. 

ye jnjth B ro r Baley was here he came up after his wife — This 
Day James Mix had a Child Buried. 

ye 20 th We hear'd y e happy News of y e Surrenderg of Montreal 
to his Excelency Gen 11 Amherst which which was Don y e 8 th Ins 1 

ye 23rd ye Widd w Barbet of N — London came to Fathers with her 
Son Joseph. 

ye 26 th Our Cousen's Barbets went away. 

ye 29 th Bro r Jedd : Perkins & his wife came here &c. 

ye 20 th I went to Capt : Bishops & bought Two Stears & a Bull for 
£11 to be paid Next May with Interest from Christmas 

Oct r I st I was at Simon Brewsters & Sam 11 Freemans in Preston, 
Se Amos Brewster &c. 

y e 4 th Old M r Patten's wife was Buried. 

Sund : y e 5 th I hear'd M r Wight from Rom : 8 th 12 th 

ye ^th "Was our Fall Muster at M r Clark's &c, 

ye I0 th We work'd at High ways This Week Sam 11 Milliner & W m 
Rockwell were Married. 

Sund: y e 12 th I hear'd M r Wight from Matt: I st 21 st — This Day 
Capt : Williams came home from Lahave. 

ye j^th 1 W ent to Town to Make Return of Some Delinq ts in work 
at Highways — And was at a Cort before Simon Tracy j r Esq 1 * Jn° 
Knight of Newent being brought there for fighting with Ebn r Rude &c 

y e 14 th I heard of y e Death of y e Above s d Rude & y l Knight was 
Commited to Prison. 

Sund: y e 19 th A Proclamation was Read for a Public thanksgiving 
on Ac 1 of y e Suckcess in War y e Present Year. 

ye 20 th we work'd at highways 

ye 22 nd I heard y e Surprizeing News of y e Death of my Harty 
Friend & very Intimate Compannion Paul Pride. 

{To be continued) 



62 Applications for Membership 



APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE 

MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF 

MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Eligibility 

Every male or female descendant, over eighteen years of age, of 
any passenger in the Mayflower on the voyage which ended at Plym- 
outh on December 26, 1620, is eligible to membership in this Society. 
[A list of the Passengers will be found on the next page.] 

Every application for membership must be made on a "Pre- 
liminary Application" blank provided by the Society. Such appli- 
cation must bear the autograph signatures of the candidate and of 
two members of this Society who must vouch for the applicant. 

The sum of ten dollars ($10.00), to cover the Entrance Fee and 
the Annual Dues for the current fiscal year, must be deposited with 
the Secretary when the Preliminary Application is filed. 

After the Membership Committee has approved a Preliminary 
Application the Pedigree Papers are issued. If the Pedigree Papers 
are not filled out in duplicate and filed with the Secretary within 
six months after the approval of the Preliminary Application such 
approval becomes void. 

After the pedigree has been examined by the Historian the appli- 
cation is laid before the Board of Assistants, who vote upon it by 
secret ballot, and two negative votes reject. 



Entrance Fee and Annual Dues 

The Entrance Fee is five dollars. 

The Annual Dues of all members elected after 28 March, 1912, 
are five dollars, payable at the time of election and on the first 
day of March in each year; and all such members who have paid 
their dues for the fiscal year receive the Society's quarterly maga- 
zine, "The Mayflower Descendant," for such fiscal year without 
further charge. 

The Society's monthly magazine, "Pilgrim Notes and Queries," 
is sent free to all members. 

Members elected in the months of December, January and Febru- 
ary are not required to pay annual dues on the first day of March 
next ensuing. 

The payment at one time of the sum of one hundred dollars 
exempts the member so paying from all future annual dues, and 
constitutes him a Life Member. All Life Members receive both 
"The Mayflower Descendant" and "Pilgrim Notes and Queries" 
without extra charge. 



The Mayflower Passengers 



63 



THE MAYFLOWER PASSENGERS 

There were only one hundred and four (104) Mayflower Passen- 
gers. Every one of them is included in the two lists following. 
There were no other passengers. 

[The 49 Passengers from Whom Descent Can Be Proved] 



John 1 Alden 
Isaac 1 Allerton 

wife Mary 

daughter Mary 2 

daughter Remember 2 
John 1 Billington 

wife Eleanor 

son Francis 2 
William 1 Bradford 
William 1 Brewster 

wife Mary 

son Love 2 
Peter 1 Brown 
James 1 Chilton 

wife 

daughter Mary 2 
Francis 1 Cooke 

son John 2 



Edward 1 Doty 
Francis 1 Eaton 

wife Sarah 

son Samuel 2 
Edward 1 Fuller 

wife — 

son Samuel 2 
Dr. Samuel 1 Fuller 
Stephen 1 Hopkins 

2d wife, Elizabeth 

son Gyles 2 
(by 1st wife) 

daughter Constance 2 
(by 1st wife) 
John 1 Howland 
William 1 Mullins 

wife Alice 

daughter Priscilla 2 



Degory 1 Priest 
Thomas 1 Rogers 

son Joseph 2 
Henry 1 Samson 
George 1 Soule 
Myles 1 Standish 
John 1 Tilley 

wife 

daughter Elizabeth 3 
Richard 1 Warren 
William 1 White 

wife Susanna 

son Resolved 2 

son Peregrine 2 
Edward 1 Winslow 



[The 55 Passengers from Whom We Cannot Prove Descent] 



Bartholomew 2 Allerton 
John Allerton 
John 2 Billington 
Dorothy Bradford 

(wife of William 1 ) 
Wrestling 2 Brewster 
Richard Britteridge 
William Butten 
Robert Carter 
John Carver 
Katharine Carver 

(wife of John) 
Maid servant of the 

Carvers 
Richard Clarke 
Humility Cooper 
John 1 Crackston 

son Tohn 2 

-Ely 

Thomas English 



Moses Fletcher 
Richard Gardiner 
John Goodman 
William Holbeck 
John Hooke 
Damaris 2 Hopkins 
Oceanus 2 Hopkins 
John Langmore 
William Latham 
Edward Leister 
Edmund Margeson 
Christopher Martin 

wife 

Desire Minter 
Ellen More 
Jasper More 
Richard More 
[a boy] More 
Joseph 2 Mullins 
Solomon Prower 



John Rigdale 

wife Alice 
Rose Standish 

( 1st wife of Myles 1 ) 
Elias Story 
Edward Thomson 
Edward Tilley 

wife Ann 
Thomas 1 Tinker 

wife 



son 



William Trevore 
Tohn 1 Turner 



son 
son 



Roger Wilder 
Thomas Williams 
Elizabeth Winslow 

(wife of Edward 1 ) 
Gilbert Winslow 



■• 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

Committee on Publication 

Lew C. Hill Stanley W. Smith Alvin P. Johnson 

George Ernest Bowman, Editor 



CONTENTS— APRIL, W4 

I. Alden— Bass— Adams— Webb .... Page 49 

II. Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society of 

Mayflower Descendants 52 

III. The Vital Records of Brewster, Mass. ... 54 

IV. John Mendall's Will 55 

V. A Title Page and Indexes for Volume I . . 55 

VI. Register of Minor Children, Grandchildren, Neph- 
ews and Nieces of Members of the Society of 

Mayflower Descendants (Continued) . . 56 

VII. Yarmouth, Mass., Gravestone Records ... 57 

VIII. Family Records (Continued) 57 

IX. Queries and Answers 59 

X. The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr 60 

XL Applications for membership in the Massachusetts 

Society of Mayflower Descendants ... 62 

XII. The Mayflower Passengers 63 



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and is sent free to all members of that Society. 



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Single copies of current issues, 75 cents each. 



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and 
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PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

GEORGE ERNEST BOWMAN, Editor 

Published by the 

Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants 
53 Mount Vernon Street, Boston 

VoL H MAY, J9H No. 5 



OFFICIAL NOTICES OF THE MASSACHUSETTS 
SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Special Business Meeting 

In accordance with a vote of the Board of Assistants, acting under 
the authority conferred by Article XIII, Section 2, of the By-Laws, 
notice is hereby given that a Special Meeting of the Society will be 
held at the Society's Rooms, 53 Mt. Vernon St., Boston, Mass., on 
Friday, 22*May, 1914, at three o'clock in the afternoon, to act on a 
proposed amendment to the By-Laws, and to transact such other 
business as may properly come before a special meeting. 

Article XIV of the By-Laws provides that "no alteration or amend- 
ment shall be adopted unless such alteration or amendment shall have 
been read at a previous annual or special meeting, and shall have 
been stated in full in the call for the meeting." 

The following proposed amendment was approved by a unani- 
mous vote of the Board of Assistants, at its regular meeting held 
25 March, 1914, and was duly read at the Annual Meeting held 
28 March, 1914. 

65 



66 Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society 

Proposed Amendment to the By-Laws 

Amend Article XI of the By-Laws, by adding a new section as 
follows : 

"Section 4. Any person who has made notable contributions £0 
the history or the genealogy of the Mayflower Pilgrims, or who has 
performed distinguished public service, -may be elected an Honorary 
Member of this Society, provided, that his descent from a Mayflower 
Passenger has been established, in accordance with the rules of the 
Society, before such election is proposed. 

"The name of a candidate for Honorary Membership shall be 
presented in writing at a regular meeting of the Board of Assistants, 
and shall be accompanied by favorable written reports from the Mem- 
bership Committee and the Historian. The candidate shall be voted 
upon by secret ballot, and a two-thirds vote of those present and 
voting, a quorum being present, shall be necessary for approval. The 
name of any candidate approved by the Board of Assistants shall be 
reported to the next business meeting of the Society, for election. 

"A candidate who has been duly approved by the Board of As- 
sistants may be elected an Honorary Member at any regular or special 
business meeting of the Society, provided, that notice of such proposed 
action has been given in the formal call for the meeting. The election 
shall be by secret ballot, and a two-thirds vote of those present and 
voting, a quorum being present, shall be required for election. 

"An Honorary Member of this Society shall have all the rights 
and privileges of regular members, but shall not be required to pay 
an entrance fee or annual dues." 

Re-number Sections 4 to 8 inclusive, making them Sections 5 to 9, 
respectively. 

After the business meeting has adjourned, refreshments will be 
served by the Committee on At Home Days. 

As the seating capacity of the Society's Rooms is limited, members 
are requested not to invite guests on this occasion. 

Donations to the Library and Cabinet 

From Rev. Albert H. Plumb, the author of the book, and a mem- 
ber of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants: "When 
Mayflowers Blossom." 

From Mrs. Annett Spencer Clay: Two large Photographs of a 
Deed dated 1 June, 1696, from Mercy, daughter of John and Mary 
Dunham of Plymouth, to Ebenezer Cobb. The deed bears the auto- 
graph of Major William 2 Bradford (William 7 ), in his capacity as 
Justice of the Peace. 

From Mr. George Ernest Bowman: "Winslow Memorial," Vol- 
ume I; "The Genealogy of the Payne and Gore Families"; "The 
Descendants of Edmund Weston of Duxbury, Massachusetts, for Five 
Generations." 



J'he Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 67 

Member Elected 
April 8, 1914. 

1301. George Hittinger Washburn, Boston, ninth from Francis 
Cooke. 

Supplemental Line Accepted 
April, 1914. 
1265. Mrs. Roy W. Osborne, ninth from 'J onn Alden. 

Attest: George Ernest Bowman, Secretary 
14 May, 1914. 



THE DIARY OF JABEZ FITCH, JR, 

{Continued from page 61) 

ye 23 rd * Is Thanksgiving Day, I Stay'd at home, & Enterd Down 
Some of y e foregoing Minits — & Thought much of my Deceasd 
Friend P : P : whome I Desire never to Forget. 

Our lives thro' various Scenes are drawn 

& vex'd with trifling Cares 
While thine Eternal thoughts moves on 
Thine undisturb'd Affairs 

ye 24 th I work'd at highways — The Night following there was a 
heavy Storm of Rain with a Strong Gail of wind. 

Sund: y e 26 th I heard M r Wight from Acts 2 nd 32 nd — After I 
came home from Meeting Bro r Cord 11 came home from Sea 

ye 27th 1 g 0t m y Bulls cut 

ye 28 th Was our Training at Jn° Demings &c 

ye 29 th Sister Rudd made us a Visit 

y e 30 th I went to y e Land : with a Lode of Cyder for M r Gore 

ye 31st j Xhrash'd part of y e Day 

Nov r I st I am not Able to work much but however by Study I have 
found out y 1 that I never Read off (viz) What will leave ones mouth 
Shut . I finde y t all words & Syllables Ending with y e Letters B : M : 
& P : will Do it, for Ins ts Ab. Dab. Lab. Dim Sim Prim. Bump, Lump, 
Pump. & my Wife Says y 1 Flap will leave ones mouth as aboves d 

ye 4th \Ve work'd at Highways again This Day Mother Perkins 
& Bro r Sam 11 came here. 

ye 5th 1 went to Newent &c. 

ye 6th j went to Town to Return y e Names of Men ) rt Neglected to 
work at Highways. 

y e 8 th Capt: Tracy Died at y e Landing, he was Sick 7 Days, & 
look'd upon Dangeros most of y e time in his Sickness — He mov'd 
his Family to the Landing last Spring in order to Carry on his Trade- 
ing, But God in his Providence has ben Pleas'd to cut Short his Ex- 
pectation in that, But we hope not in his best Interest 

*23 October 1760 



68 The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 

ye I0 th We heard of y e Death of U Ezra Lothrop of Newent 

ye 12 th Bro r Rudd was here &c. 

y e j^th j n ye Evening there fell a Snow, but it turn'd to Rain & So 
went off. 

Sund: y e 16 th I was at meeting in y e Afternoon, there was a Proc- 
lamation for a Thanksgiving Read, which is to be y e 27 th Ins 1 y e Even- 
ing following L 1 Andrus Amos Story & Some other of our Souldiers 
came home, they bring News y* Avery Tracy is is Dead & y 1 he 
Died at Crown Point 

ye jgth 1 Yoak'd my Stags first &c. 

ye jpth 1 wen t w ith my Wife to Newent where I heard of y e Deaths 
of Capt: Bishup & old M r Hunter. 

ye 21th 1 was a t New 1 again & Se'y e People carrying Cap* Bishup 
to y e Grave. 

ye 22 nd I was at Lothrope's Mills at Downs's Shop &c. 

Sund: y e 23 rd I heard M r Wight from Jerem h 13 th 15 th 16 th &c. 
y* Day I Se Peter Pride who lately came off from a long Journy to 
y e Westward. Nov r 23 rd 

November 24 th 1760 I was at Lothrop's Mill, had Deac n Mix's 
company home, we came by y e Landing where I se Uzziel Geer &c. 

ye 27th "Was Thanksgiving Day, y e Evening following there was a 
Number of People here &c. 

y e 28 th Dan 11 Perkins made us a Visit. 

ye 29th I finish'd Diging Pertaters I Rais'd in all 70 Bushels this 
Year. 

Dec 1 " I st I went to y e Landing & made a market of my Pork at 
S2| p r lb 

ye 2 nd I went to y e Landing with a Teem, I carried my pork to 
Cap 1 : Backus 1 Hog w d 165 lb & y e other 164 lb I came home in y e 
Evening L 1 And's : & Some Young Women were at our House. 

ye ^th 1 was at y e Landing again carried Some Pertaters to 
M r Jenings : I Rid in company with M r Lothrop part way home. 

Sunday y e 7 th I heard of y e Deaths of James Fitch of Salsbury & 
Ezra Fitch of Labanon. 

ye ^th J began to cut wood Down at Haskills . This Day y e Fitch's 
Sawmill was Raisd in y e Evening I was at Bro r Elishas Cap 1 Gid- 
dings was there &c I came Down to fathers & y e Storm was So Bad 
y* I Lodg'd there y 1 night 

ye jjth J went Down to Brewsters with a Teem to carry Cord 11 & 
N. Mix's things Down to y e Schooner they being bound to Sea with 
Cap 1 Perkins. 

y e I2 th 1 Kil'd two Shotes w d 80 lb Each 

ye j^th 1 went t0 ye Landing & Rec d of Capt: Backus £ 3 :is Beside 
Balenceing my Ac 1 for my Pork. 

Sund : y e 14 th I heard M r Wight from Jeremiah 44 th 10 &c. 

y e 15 th Cord 11 went from home for his voige to y e West Indies — 
This Day James Richards & I carted 10 Lodes of Dung 

ye j^th \y as Society meeting James Cook j r L 1 Tracy & Cap 1 Cook 



The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 69 

chose Society Com : Jn° Andrus Jos h Bently Ab 1 Clark & Tho s Rose 
School Com: 

ye : gth J was at a Lecture at De n Mix's., hear'd M r Wight from 
Gal s 3 rd 14th y e Deac ns Son Tho s was Baptised y s Day. 

y e 20 th 1 hear'd of y e Death's of Cap* Crary & M r Jn° Starkweather 
who Died of y e Small-Pox. 

v e 23d I heard of y e Death of Sim n Perkins's Wife 

ye 24th I heard of y e Death of Jos h Pride who Died of y e Small Pox 
at Albana y e 28 th of Nov r Last being bound home from Traiding. 

y e 25 th Christmas Day, in y e Evening I was at Fathers . Sister Rudd 
was there &c — This morning I broak my ax &c 

ye 26 th I was at a Fitch Meeting at Bro r Elisha's in y e Evening 

Sund: y e 28 th I hear'd M r Wight from Romans 7 th 4 th — Sol n 
Andrus & Hon r Deming Cryd off. 

ye 29 th J was at Mr Brewsters & Doct r Morses. 

Thursd: y e I st of Janu: 1761 In y e Morns I broak my Ax a falling 
a Tree., then I went to M r Gores & ground it & then Down to Hask ls 
to Choping. 

Sund: y e 4 th I Se y e Last weeks print in which y e News of his 
late Majestys Death who Died y e 25 th Day of Oct r last in y e j-j^ Year 
of his Age & 34 th of his Reign . & also of y e Proclamation of his 
Majesty King George y e 3 rd . This Day Cap 1 Perkins Saild out of 
N : London 

ye 7th B ro r jd Perkins came here with his Mother — Bro r Elisha & 
"his Wife were here this Night &c 

ye gth j n ye Evening I was at Bro Elisha's where I Se Mist rs Silas 
& Moses Park's. 

Sund: y e 11 th I heard M r Wight from Matt w 18 th 3 rd — The Be- 
aming of this week was very Cold M r Benj n Brewster of Labanon 
made us a Visit y s week. 

ye j6th J Brought home Some Plank for a Sled &c. 

Sun d y e 18 th a very Snowy Day I Stayd at home 

ye jpth yy as Society meeting &c — This Night Bro r Pelat h came 
to our house about Midnight and after Some time he & I went up 
to Elishas & Spent y e Rest of y e Night 

ye 20 th I finishd my Sled — This Day I hired Pelat hs house & Land 
for £5 a Year &c 

y e 21 st I heard of y e Death of Elisha Rockwell 

ye 23rd I heard of y e Death of Elijah Stanton. 

Sund : y e 25 th I heard M r Wight from Jerem h 22 nd 29 th — This Day 
Jn° Totman & Delight Downs were Cryd off &c 

ye 29th -was another Society meeting a Rate of sif was granted 
&c — In this Meeting a Vote was pasd } rt Doc r Watts version of y* 
Psalmes Should be Sung in our meeting house 

ye 20 th I heard of y e Death of Capt : Denison of Stonington 

Sund: y e I st of Feb r I heard M r Wight from Prov b 19 th 8 th — This 
Day M r Wight was pleas'd to order Doc r Watts's version of y e Psalms 
to be Sung (viz) y e 119 th Psalm 2 nd part Intit d Serret Devotion &c. 



jo The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 

ye 2 nd John Bill Died of y e Small pox at Bro r Elisha's old House. 

ye 3rd & 4 th J Drawd Some Logs to y e Mill 

ye 5th J wejl t to Deac n Kanadas to get a Tooth Drawd but was 
Disappinted he not being at home. 

ye 6 th Charity Perkins came here . Deac n Mix is now in a Lingring 
Sickness 

Sunday y e 8 th Norwich Bridge was carried away in y e Braking up 
of y e River. 

ye pth Doc r Downer puld a tooth for me &c. 

Sund: y e 15 th I heard M r Wight from Habakkuk 3 rd 2 nd 

ye jgth in y e Evening I se Sol n Andrus & Hon r Deming Married &c. 

ye j^th J attended y e above Wedding with my Wife at M r Andrus's 

ye 20 th I went to Newent with Mother Perkins. 

ye 25th J heard y e Surprizing News of Capt : Perkins being Taken 
by y e French & he himself & Brother Cordilla carry'd into Martineco 
& y e rest of y e Hands with y e Mate & Bro r Sam 11 Perkins put into a 
Bote & Set at Liberty all of which got Safe to Land — y e Sad News 
was brought home by Nathan Lord & Nathan Mix two of y e Hands 

The 4 th Day of Jan u Capt : Perkins Saild out of N : London, & I 
am Informd y 1 y e 17 th Day after they went out they were taken, So 
consequently y e Surprizing accident hapned on y e 21 st Day of Jan. 

On this 25 th Day I also Se y e River nd M r Whitecer Reinstaled at 
Chelcv Society in Norwich, where I heard M r Lord of Nor w from 
John 21 st 15 th & 16 th ver s M r Lord of Preston made y e first Prayer 
& Gave y e Charge M r Whelock y e last Prayer & M r Wight gave y e 
Right hand of Fellowship — The Introduction was made by M 1 ' 
Throop, And in y e Conclusion was Sung y e Long metre of y e 132 nd 
Psalm. 

This Day I heard y l Benj n Brewster of Preston has got y e Small 
Pox. 

y e 26 th Mv Burth Day is a very Snowa Day & Now I am 24 Years 
old. 

Sund: y e I st of March I Read Bishop Beveridges Articles of Faith 
&c 

ye 4th j was Down at y e old Mill where y e ye Estate Real & Per- 
sonal of M r Jos h Branch Dec sd , was Sold at public Vendue — y e Real 
Estate (with y e Incomberence of y e Widd ws Dower) was Sold for 
£124. M r Gore bought it &c 

ye gth g ro r Eii s ha & I Carried away Some pertaters 

ye I0 th j went over t0 pj) 0c tr Perkins Mill. 

y e 11 th I heard of y e Death of Ezra Witter of Preston . Doc r 
Perkins was here this Day . The Night following there was a Con- 
ciderable Earth Quake 

y e 12 I was taken Sick. 

y e I3 th & I4 th 1 Lay ^ an d K ept pjous 

Sund: y e 22 nd I heard M r Wight from Philip: 3 rd 18 th 

y e 26 th I finishd Thrashing Wheet. 

y e 28 th I was up at Elishas where I heard y 1 Capt: Perkins has 



The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 71 

Sent home a Letter & Informs y l he is Got from y c French &c — 
I also hear y 1 Bro r Cord 11 was left in Martineco Jail . This Week 
Jn° Knight is Try'd for his Life for y« Murder he did Last Fall but 
I Dont hear yet what his Sentance is . This Day I hear of y e Death 
of M r David Plummer. 

Sund: y e 29 th I heard M r Wight from 2 nd Timo: I st 10 th — This 
Day Cap 1 Leffingwells Wife Died. 

The 30 th Cap 1 Mix movd from Bro r Pelatiah's into M r Lothrop's 
house . This Day I hear y e Court is Dismis'd & not Given their Judg- 
ment Knights Case. 

Aprill 2 nd James Richards helpd me this Day Bro r Jed h Perkins 
came to Se us. 

ye 3rd we finishd Plowing our Stubble — This Day I had Jos h 
Palmer & John Haskel to Engage &c 

ye ^th 1 had Some Controdiction with Jn° Haskel in Dividing 
Fences. 

About this Time I hear y e News of Sam 11 Stoddards Death tho 
I hope there is no Certainty in it. 

ye ~th \y as our Training at Ens 11 Johnsons, I was not there . The 
Night following I had a ride &c. 

y e 8 an Hour before Sunrise we had a Daughter Born . This Day 
was our public Fast. 

ye gth 1 went to Town & Fetchd home Charity Perkins . Capt : 
Perkins & his Bro r Sam 11 have Newly came home from Sea They 
Bring news y* Bro r Cord 11 is Left in Martineco Jail &c. 

y e 10 th I went for Doc r Perkins to come to my Child it being Not 
well, But y e Doc r being Sick Did not come. 

y e 11 th about 2 oClock in y e Afternoon our Child Died. 

Sund: y e 12 th I heard M r Wight from Proverbs 3 rd 35 . After meet- 
ing we Buried our Child. 

ye j^th "Was Freemans Meeting . I was at Ens n Brewsters & at 
the Landing, Sam 11 Perkins & Sister Rudd were at our House &c. 

ye 14th 1 was a t Town again. 

ye iyth J W ent with Mother Perkins to Newent . This Day I heard 
of y e Death of Capt : John Perkins. 

ye 22 nd I was at y e Raising of Ste n Fitch's Barn. 

ye 23rd 1 Se Seth Smith at Bro r Elishas . Now we have Encouraging 
Nows of Bro r Cord 11 if it be True 

y e 24 tn I carried M r Lothrope 31 Bush ls of Wheet — Reckoned with 
Capt : Bill — his Ac 1 £6 : 10 : 8 &c 

y e 25 th I went to old Welches to Se Simsons Black Bastard &c. 

Sund: y e 26 th I hear'd M r Wight from Jerem h 5 th 31. 

ye 27 th Capt: Perkins & his Wife made us a Visit — also this Day 
I went to y e Landing Intending to Meet y e Select men at Town, but 
was Disapp d &c. 

Apr 1 27 th 1 76 1 
( To be continued) 



7 2 Applicatio7is for Membership 



APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE 

MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF 

MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Eligibility 

Every male or female descendant, over eighteen years of age, of 
any passenger in the Mayflower on the voyage which ended at Plym- 
outh on December 26, 1620, is eligible to membership in this Society. 
[A list of the Passengers will be found en the next page.] 

Every application for membership must be made on a "Pre- 
liminary Application" blank provided by the Society. Such appli- 
cation must bear the autograph signatures of the candidate and of 
two members of this Society who must vouch for the applicant. 

The sum of ten dollars ($10.00), to cover the Entrance Fee and 
the Annual Dues for the current fiscal year, must be deposited with 
the Secretary when the Preliminary Application is filed. 

After the Membership Committee has approved a Preliminary 
Application the Pedigree Papers are issued. If the Pedigree Papers 
are not filled out in duplicate and filed with the Secretary within 
six months after the approval of the Preliminary Application such 
approval becomes void. 

After the pedigree has been examined by the Historian the appli- 
cation is laid before the Board of Assistants, who vote upon it by 
secret ballot, and two negative votes reject. 



Entrance Fee and Annual Dues 

The Entrance Fee is five dollars. 

The Annual Dues of all members elected after 28 March, 1912, 
are five dollars, payable at the time of election and on the first 
day of March in each year; and all such members who have paid 
their dues for the fiscal year receive the Society's quarterly maga- 
zine, "The Mayflower Descendant," for such fiscal year without 
further charge. 

The Society's monthly magazine, "Pilgrim Notes and Queries," 
is sent free to all members. 

Members elected in the months of December, January and Febru- 
ary are not required to pay annual dues on the first day of March 
next ensuing. 

The payment at one time of the sum of one hundred dollars 
exempts the member so paying from all future annual dues, and 
constitutes him a Life Member. All Life Members receive both 
"The Mayflower Descendant" and "Pilgrim Notes and Queries" 
without extra charge 



The Mayflower Passengers 



73 



THE MAYFLOWER PASSENGERS 

There were only one hundred and four (104) Mayflower Passen- 
gers. Every one of them is included in the two lists following. 
There were no other passengers. 

[The 49 Passengers from Whom Descent Can Be Proved] 



John 1 Alden 
Isaac 1 Allerton 

wife Mary 

daughter Mar}' 2 

daughter Remember 2 
John 1 Billington 

wife Eleanor 

son Francis 2 
William 1 Bradford 
William 1 Brewster 

wife Mary 

son Love 2 
Peter 1 Brown 
James 1 Chilton 

wife 

daughter Mary 2 
Francis 1 Cooke 

son John 2 



Edward 1 Doty 
Francis 1 Eaton 

wife Sarah 

son Samuel 2 
Edward 1 Fuller 

wife 

son Samuel 2 
Dr. Samuel 1 Fuller 
Stephen 1 Hopkins 

2d wife, Elizabeth 

son Gyles 2 
(by 1st wife) 

daughter Constance 2 
(by 1st wife) 
John 1 Howland 
William 1 Mullins 

wife Alice 

daughter Priscilla 2 



Degory 1 Priest 
Thomas 1 Rogers 

son Joseph 2 
Henry 1 Samson 
George 1 Soule 
Myles 1 Standish 
John 1 Tilley 

wife 

daughter Elizabeth 2 
Richard 1 Warren 
William 1 White 

wife Susanna 

son Resolved 2 

son Peregrine 2 
Edward 1 Winslow t 



[The 55 Passengers from Whom We Cannot Prove Descent] 



Bartholomew 2 Allerton 
John Allerton 
John 2 Billington 
Dorothy Bradford 

(wife of William 1 ) 
Wrestling 2 Brewster 
Richard Britteridge 
William Butten 
Robert Carter 
John Carver 
Katharine Carver 

(wife of John) 
Maid servant of the 

Carvers 
Richard Clarke 
Humility Cooper 
John 1 Crackston 

son John 2 

Ely 

Thomas English 



Moses Fletcher 
Richard Gardiner 
John Goodman 
William Holbeck 
John Hooke 
Damaris 2 Hopkins 
Oceanus 2 Hopkins 
John Langmore 
William Latham 
Edward Leister 
Edmund Margeson 
Christopher Martin 

wife 

Desire Minter 
Ellen More 
Jasper More 
Richard More 
[a boy] More 
Joseph 2 Mullins 
Solomon Prower 



John Rigdale 

wife Alice 
Rose Standish 

( 1 st wife of Myles 1 ) 
Elias Story 
Edward Thomson 
Edward Tilley 

wife Ann 
Thomas 1 Tinker 

wife 



son 



William Trevore 
John 1 Turner 

son 

son 

Roger Wilder 
Thomas Williams 
Elizabeth Winslow 

(wife of Edward 1 ) 
Gilbert Winslow 



74 Register of Minor Children 

REGISTER OF MINOR CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, 

NEPHEWS AND NIECES OF MEMBERS OF THE 

SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

( Continued from page jy) « 

[Membership in the Society of Mayflower Descendants is limited 
to persons over eighteen years of age, and we have frequently been 
urged to devise some plan for registering younger children, both for 
permanent record as a part of the "Mayflower Genealogies" which 
we have been compiling for many years, and for the purpose of mak- 
ing it easier for such children to become members of the Society, when 
they reach the required age. 

We have, therefore, established a registry of the children, under 
eighteen years of age, of members of the Society of Mayflower De- 
scendants. Members of all State Societies may register their children 
on payment, strictly in advance, of a fee of one dollar for each child, 
to cover the expense of recording and card indexing, and of printing 
in this department. The names of children registered will be printed, 
unless we are requested not to print them. 

Minor children of deceased members may be registered by any 
other member of the Society. /■ 

A member of any State Society of Mayflower Descendants may 
register a minor grandchild, or a minor nephew or niece, if the child's 
father or mother, through whom the Mayflower descent is claimed, 
died without becoming a member of the Society. 

The full name, place of birth and date of birth must be given for 
each child to be registered, also the name of the State Society of which 
the parent is a member. If both parents are members, the fact should 
be stated. 

Minor children of living parents who are eligible to membership 
in the Society, but have not become members, cannot be registered in 
this department. They may, however, be recorded, for the same fee, 
in our Registry of Non-Members, which will include non-members of 
all ages.] 

[Register of Minor Children] 

George A. Harlow, M.D.. Mass. 95: a son, Arthur Brooks Harlow, 
born 4 December, 1901, at Milwaukee, Wis.; a daughter, 
Genevieve Hancock Harlow, born 4 January, 1904, at Milwaukee, 
Wis. 

Joseph H. Goodspeed. Mass. 286. and Mrs. Joseph H. Goodspeed, 
Mass. 324: a son. Joseph Horace Goodspeed, born 22 March, 
1899, at Boston, Mass. 

Mrs. Robert H. C. Kelton. Mass. 868: a son, John Cunningham 
Russell Kelton, born 14 December, 191 1, at Brookline, Mass. 



Family Records 75 



GOVERNOR BRADFORD'S LETTER BOOK 

In 1793, James Clarke of Halifax, N. S., presented to the Massa- 
chusetts Historical Society a portion of a manuscript letter book of 
Gov. William Bradford, found some years earlier in a grocer's shop 
in Halifax. As the first page of the recovered portion was numbered 
339, it is probable that many interesting and valuable letters have 
been lost. 

The portion recovered was printed in the Collections of the 
Massachusetts Historical. Society, but the original manuscript again 
disappeared. 

In 1906, The Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants re- 
printed the Letter Book and can supply copies at one dollar ($1.00) 
each, postage prepaid. 

The recovered portion of the Letter Book contained copies of 
letters written by Gov. Bradford or received by him, between the years 
1624 and 1630. Among the names mentioned we find: Alden, Aller- 
ton, Andrews, Bangs, Bass, Billington, Blossom, Bradford, Brewster, 
Brown, Collier, Cooke, Cotton, Cushman, Doty, Eaton, Endicott, 
Faunce, Fletcher, Fuller, Hatherley, Hicks, Hopkins, Howland, 
Jenney, Johnson, Kempton, Mitchell, Morton, Oldham, Peirce, Pratt, 
Prince, Robinson, Shaw, Shirley, Smith, Standish, Thomas, Tilden, 
Trasie, White, Winslow, W r inthrop, Wright. 



FAMILY RECORDS 

( Contimi ed from page jp ) 

Many private records of births, marriages and deaths, which had 
been kept in family bibles, in diaries, in interleaved almanacs, in old 
account books, on loose sheets of paper, or on samplers worked by 
some member of the family, have been lost or destroyed. Many others 
have been inaccurately copied by different writers, causing a great 
deal of confusion and uncertainty. 

In order to secure absolutely faithful copies of private records, 
and to prevent the possibility of their total loss, the Editor has for 
years been urging the owners of such documents to have them photo- 
graphed, and to present copies of the photographs to the Massachu- 
setts Society of Mayflower Descendants for use in compiling "The 
Mayflower Genealogies." If copies are also distributed among inter- 
ested descendants, the possibility of loss of the record is still further 
reduced. 

The vital importance of photographic copies of private records is 
conclusively shown by an article in the fifth volume of "The May- 



7 6 Family Records 

flower Descendant" [p. 193], with the accompanying photographic 
reproduction of an old record, which exposes the errors of previous 
writers. 

The Editor has frequently discovered valuable records written 
on the margins of old books, on loose sheets of paper laid .between 
the leaves of old bibles, and on pages of old account books, which had 
not been examined page by page for such entries, although the owners 
had sought elsewhere for the information which had been in their own 
possession for years. 

In order to preserve the records in many of these documents now 
in private hands, we will print in this magazine careful copies of 
entries found in family records connected with descendants of the 
Mayflower Passengers, if the owners will have them photographed 
and present prints to this Society. ^ 

The negatives should be of sufficient size to show the records 
distinctly; and if the records are in a bible the title-pages of both 
Old and New Testaments should be photographed, so that the prob- 
able age and authenticity of the entries may be determined. In many 
old bibles the Old and New Testaments were printed in different years, 
hence the importance of photographing both pages. The Editor will 
gladly advise with owners of private records who are willing to photo- 
graph them and present prints to this Society. 

Two Washburn Records 

The two Washburn records here presented were copied from 
photographs in the Society's collection, presented by Frederic A. 
Washburn, M.D., whose mother, Mrs. Frederic A. Washburn, owns 
the originals. 

The first record is from a bible printed at Edinburgh, in 1791, by 
Mark and Charles Kerr. The bible was once the property of Olive 
Washburn of Bridgewater, born 1765, then of her niece, Olive Conant 
of Bridgewater. 

The other record is on a loose leaf about four and five eighths 
by four and one fourth inches. The record is duplicated on the back 
of the leaf, with the addition in pencil of the death of Benjamin 
Washburn, born 1796, therefore this duplicate record is printed. 

[Benjamin Washburn's Family] 

Benjamin Washburn Was born Dec 1718 Died August the third 1812 

in the 94th year of his age 
Mary Washburn Was born Oct 4 1725 Died Nov 28 th 1808 in 84th 

year of her age 
Susanna W T ashburn was born May 29 th 1749 

Mary Washburn was born June 17 th 1751 Died Oct 2 d 1804 aged 54 
Eunice Wasburn was born Sep 1 " 5 th 1753 
Asa Washburn was born Oct 9 — 1756 
Joshua W r ashburn was born Sep 1 " 24 1759 



Family Records 77 

/ 
Benjamin Washburn was born Jan? 17: 1763 Died Ap 1 5 th 1798 
Olive WashBurn was born May 26: 1765 
Kezia Washburn was born Oc 16 th 1769 

Olive Washburn's Book Bridgewater South Parish County of Plym- 
outh U. S. A. 

[Joshua Washburn's Family] 

Joshua Washburn was born Sept 24 th 1759 

Lovice feb 16 th 1763 

Susannah Dec 14 th 1787 

Marsena Dec 8 th 1789 

Joshua Dec 10 th 1791 

Benjamin April 30 th 1796 died Nov 12 . 186/* 

Isaac July 13 th 1799 

Eunice Nov 4 th 1801 

Charles March 7 th 1807 



Oliver Soper's Bible 

The following records are copied from a photograph which has 
been in the Society's collection more than fifteen years. The bible 
was printed at Edinburgh, in 1775, by Alexander Kincaid. It was 
once the property of Oliver Soper who married Ruth Staples in 1763. 
Ruth Staples was a daughter of Seth Staples of Taunton, Mass., by 
his wife Hannah 4 Standish {Ebenezer % , Alexander*, Myles 1 ). 

[From Oliver Soper's Bible] 

"Oliver Soper born March 17 th 1740 . and was married to Miss Ruth 

Staples Novem r 8 th 1763 . who was born April 3 rd 1744. 
The following is a memorandum of the births of their Children 
Susannah Soper born August i rst 1764. 
Sally Soper born Septem 1 " 2 nd 1767. 
Ruth Soper born Janu'ry 19 th 1770. 
Betsy Soper born Decern 1 " 7 th 1778. 
Oliver Soper . Jun r born Decem r 9 th 1782. 
Fanny Soper born Sep 1 11 th 1786. 

Deaths 
Oliver Soper Deceased August 8 th 1821 . Aged 81 years 4 months & 22 

days 
Ruth Soper his wife died June 26 th 1832 aged 88 years two months 

& 21 days 
My honord father Samuel Soper was born October io d 1709 and 

decest August 23 . 1749 Aged 39 Years 10 Months 
and Easter his wife was born September 3 . 1714 and decest may 2 . 

1792 aged . 78" 

* The words in italics were written in pencil. 



7 8 Family Records 



Andres — Cook — Dill — Hoten — Mayo — Pain — Remick — Wiley 

The following birth records were found by the Editor in an old 
account book which at one time belonged to Benjamin Clark of 
Eastham, Mass. The earliest account in the book is dated 24 April, 
1757. In 1793 and 1794, Benjamin Clark was administrator on the 
estate of Hatsel Nickerson of Eastham, and on 18 November, 1793, 
the widow Hannah Nickerson signed (by a mark) an original receipt 
in this book, for some personal property set off to her. 

All the birth records appear to have been written by Benjamin 
Clark. Eleven births were entered on one page, the other five on the 
second page following. 

"Record of Mr henery Mayo Children 

Martha : mayo born December y e 5 th 17* 

Eunes Mayo Born September y e 3 th 1772 

Hennery Mayo Born March y e 9 th 1774 

abraham Mayo Born March y e 19 th 1776 

Leucy mayo Born December y e 20 th 1780 

Routh wiley Born July the 24 th 1794 

Ephram wiley Born October y e 28 th 1797 

Barnabus hoten Born January y e 3 th 1779 

Joseph Remick Born august y e 16 th 1779 

Joshua Cook Son of John Cook was Born In Eastham January y e 

28 Day 1795 
Rachel Cook Born September y e 12 th 1797" 

"William andres Born In Eastham March y 23 — 1776 
Ezekil andres Born In Eastham November y e 17 — 1781 
Ezekiel Dill Born in Eastham august y e 6 Day 1784 
Joseph Cook Jr Born In Eastham august the 13 — 1782 
Ruth Pain Born In Eastham October y e 28 1796" 

(To be continued) 



A TITLE PAGE AND INDEXES FOR VOLUME I 

A title page for Volume I of Pilgrim Notes and Queries, with an 
Index of Subjects, a full-name Index of Persons, and an Index of 
Places, will be mailed to any address on receipt of fifty cents. Postage 
stamps in denominations of ten cents or less will be accepted in 
payment. 

* The year was not completed. 



Queries and Answers 79 



QUERIES AND ANSWERS 

[Important Notice. Queries will be printed only for regular 
subscribers to this magazine, or for members of the Massachusetts 
Society of Mayflower Descendants. 

Queries must be confined to possible lines of Mayflower Descent, 
or to families in the Old Colony territory. 

All replies must be addressed to the Editor.] 

8. Tilley-Howland. What was the name of the wife of John 1 
Tilley, whose daughter, Elizabeth, came with her parents in the 
Mayflower and married John 1 Howland? S. O. H. 

[The name of John Tilley's wife is not known. Not even her 
baptismal name has been discovered. The claim that John Tilley of 
the Mayflower married at Leyden, in 161 5, Prijntgen Van den Velde 
is proved by the original records to be absolutely without foundation. 
See the illustrated article, "Jan Tellij of Leyden was not John Tilley 
of the Mayflower," in "The Mayflower Descendant," Volume X, 
pages 65-67. — Editor.] 



KINGSTON, MASS., GRAVESTONE RECORDS 

The Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants published, 
in 1905, "Death Records from the Ancient Burial Ground at Kings- 
ton, Massachusetts," being a reprint of a series of articles in Vol- 
ume VII of "The Mayflower Descendant." 

A part of the names found in this volume are as follows : Adams, 
Bartlett, Bisbee, Bradford, Brewster, Burgess, Chandler, Churchill, 
Cobb, Cook, Cooper, Cushman, Davis, Delano, Doten, Drew, Eaton, 
Everson, Faunce, Fish, Foster, Fuller, Gray, Hall, Holmes, Little, 
McLauthlin, Mitchell, Morton, Perkins, Prince, Ring, Ripley, Rob- 
bins, Sampson, Sever, Simmons, Soule, Stetson. Thatcher, Thomas. 
Tinkham, Wardsworth, Washburn, Waterman, West, Whitten, Willis. 

Nine hundred and thirty-five (935) death records are given. 

Only two hundred numbered copies were printed from type, and 
only a few copies remain unsold. 

A copy will be mailed to any address on receipt of one dollar 
($1.00). 

Remittances must be payable to "Massachusetts Society of May- 
flower Descendants," and should be mailed to the Editor of this 
magazine. 



Lew C. Hill 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

Committee on Publication 

Stanley W. Smith Alvin P. Johnson 

George Ernest Bowman, Editor 



CONTENTS -MAY, J9J4 



II. 
III. 

IV. 
V. 



VI. 

VII. 

VIII. 

IX. 

X. 



Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society of 
Mayflower Descendants 

The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. (Continued) . 

Applications for Membership in the Massachusetts 
Society of Mayflower Descendants . 

The Mayflower Passengers 

Register of Minor Children, Grandchildren, Neph- 
ews and Nieces of Members of the Society of 
Mayflower Descendants (Continued) 

Governor Bradford's Letter Book . 

Family Records (Continued) . 

A Title Page and Indexes for Volume I 

Queries and Answers .... 

Kingston, Mass., Gravestone Records . 



65 
*>7 

72 
73 



74 
75 
75 
78 
79 
79 



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"Pilgrim Notes and Queries," $1.00 per year, strictly in advance. 

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Single copies of current issues, 75 cents each. 



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and 
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Remittances must be payable to "Massachusetts Society of May- 
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1620 msSslfe 1920 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

GEORGE ERNEST BOWMAN, Editor 

Published by the 

Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants 
53 Mount Vernon Street, Boston 

VoL H JUNE, J9H No. 6 



BY-LAWS OF THE MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF 
MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS* 

ARTICLE I 
Name 
This Society shall be called the Society of Mayflower Descendants. 

ARTICLE II 
Officers and Board of Assistants 

Section i. The Officers of this Society shall be a Governor, a 
Deputy Governor, a Secretary, a Treasurer, a Historian, a Captain, 
an Elder, a Surgeon. These officers, together with seven other mem- 
bers elected for that purpose, shall constitute the Board of Assistants. 

Section 2. The Officers and Assistants shall be elected by ballot at 
the annual meeting, and a plurality of votes shall determine the choice. 
Their term of office shall be for one year and until their successors 
shall have been elected and shall have accepted office ; provided, how- 
ever, that if any Officer or Assistant shall be absent from three consec- 
utive regular meetings of the Board of Assistants, for any reason 
other than illness or absence from the state, his membership in the 
Board shall cease. 

* As amended 22 May, 1914. 



82 By-Laws of the Massachusetts Society 

ARTICLE III 

Governor 

The Governor, or in his absence, the Deputy Governor, or a Chair- 
man pro tempore, shall preside at all meetings of the Society and the 
Board of Assistants, and perform the usual duties pertaining to his 
office. 

ARTICLE IV 

Secretary 

The Secretary shall give due notice of all meetings of the Society 
and the Board of Assistants and keep an accurate record of the pro- 
ceedings of such meetings. He shall notify new members of their 
election and keep a roll of the members of the Society. He shall con- 
duct the correspondence of the Society and have charge of the Seal 
and all documents belonging to the Society, and shall perform such 
other duties as the Society or his office may require. 

ARTICLE V 
Treasurer 

The Treasurer shall collect all entrance fees and dues, shall attend 
to all disbursements, and shall have charge of all funds of the Society, 
under the direction of the Board of Assistants. He shall keep the 
accounts of the Society and shall report, at each meeting of the Board 
of Assistants, the balance of any moneys on hand and the outstanding 
obligations of the Society as far as practicable, and shall at the annual 
meeting report in full the receipts and disbursements of the previous 
year. His book of accounts shall at all times be open to the inspection 
of any member of the Board of Assistants and of the Finance Com- 
mittee. His accounts shall be audited annually or oftener as the Board 
of Assistants may direct. 

He shall give such bond for the faithful discharge of his duties as 
may be required by the Board of Assistants ; and the expense of such 
bond shall be borne by the Society. 

The fiscal year of the Society shall end on the last day of February 
in each year. 

ARTICLE VI 

Historian 

The Historian shall examine and report upon all proofs of eligibility 
filed by candidates for membership. He shall keep a detailed record 
of all historical celebrations of the Society. 



By-Laws of the Massachusetts Society 83 

ARTICLE VII 

Captain 

The Captain shall act as marshal on all occasions of ceremony. 

ARTICLE VIII 

Elder 

The Elder shall be a regularly ordained elder, bishop, minister or 
deacpn of a Christian church. 

ARTICLE IX 

Surgeon 

The Surgeon shall have been duly admitted to the practice of 
medicine. 

ARTICLE X 
Board of Assistants 

Section i. The management and control of the affairs of the 
Society, subject in all respects to such instructions and limitations as 
may from time to time be prescribed by the Society, shall be in the 
hands of the Board of Assistants, except as hereinafter provided. 

Five members of the Board of Assistants shall constitute a quorum. 

Section 2. The Board of Assistants shall, at its first meeting after 
the annual meeting, appoint the following Committees : Membership, 
Publication, Finance, Library, Annual Dinner, Entertainment, At Home 
Days. Each of these Committees shall consist of five members, and 
shall hold office until the first meeting of the Board of Assistants 
elected at the next succeeding annual meeting. Each Committee shall 
make a report, through its chairman, at each regular meeting of the 
Board of Assistants. 

Section 3. They shall fill any vacancy occurring in the list of 
officers, assistants or committees, by the election of a member to hold 
office until the ensuing annual meeting. 

Section 4. They shall, at their monthly meeting in January in each 
year, appoint a committee of five members of the Society, not members 
of the Board of Assistants, to be called the Nominating Committee, 
whose duty it shall be to select the name of a candidate for each office 
to be filled at the ensuing annual meeting, and to report to the Secre- 
tary, at least fifteen days before the annual meeting, the names 
selected. It shall be the duty of the Secretary to mail a copy of the 
report of the Nominating Committee to each member of the Society, 
with the notice of the annual meeting. 



84 By-Laws of the Massachusetts Society 

ARTICLE XI 

Membership 

v Section I. Every descendant, over eighteen years of age, of any 
passenger of the Mayflower on the voyage which ended at Plymouth 
on December 26, 1620, shall be eligible to membership in this Society. 

Section 2. Every application for membership in this Society shall 
be made on a "Preliminary Application" blank provided by the Society. 
Such application shall bear the autograph signatures of the candidate 
and of two members of this Society who shall vouch for the applicant. 

The Entrance Fee and the Annual Dues for the current fiscal year 
shall be deposited with the Secretary when the Preliminary Application 
is filed. 

After the Membership Committee has approved a Preliminary 
Application the Pedigree Papers shall be issued. If the Pedigree 
Papers are not filled out in duplicate and filed with the Secretary 
within six months after the approval of the Preliminary Application 
such approval shall become void. 

After the pedigree has been examined by the Historian the appli- 
cation shall be laid before the Board of Assistants, who shall vote 
upon it by secret ballot, and two negative votes shall reject. 

Section 3. Members who have not paid their Annual Dues by the 
fifteenth day of April in any year shall be notified of the fact by mail, 
to their last known address ; and members who are in arrears on the 
first day of May shall be debarred from the privileges of membership ; 
and the membership of those not paying before the fifteenth of May 
shall cease on that date ; provided, however, that the Board of Assist- 
ants may remit the penalty for any good and sufficient reason. 

The Board of Assistants shall have power to make rules governing 
the re-admission of former members, whose names have been dropped 
from the roll for non-payment of annual dues. 

Section 4. Any person who has made notable contributions to 
the history or the genealogy of the Mayflower Pilgrims, or who has 
performed distinguished public service, may be elected an Honorary 
Member of this Society, provided, that his descent from a Mayflower 
Passenger has been established, in accordance with the rules of the 
Society, before such election is proposed. 

The name of a candidate for Honorary Membership shall be 
presented in writing at a regular meeting of the Board of Assistants, 
and shall be accompanied by favorable written reports from the Mem- 
bership Committee and the Historian. The candidate shall be voted 
upon by secret ballot, and a two-thirds vote of those present and 
voting, a quorum being present, shall be necessary for approval. The 
name of any candidate approved by the Board of Assistants shall be 
reported to the next business meeting of the Society, for election. 



By-Laws of the Massachusetts Society 85 

A candidate who has been duly approved by the Board of As- 
sistants may be elected an Honorary Member at any regular or special 
business meeting of the Society, provided, that notice of such proposed 
action has been given in the formal call for the meeting. The election 
shall be by secret ballot, and a two-thirds vote of those present and 
voting, a quorum being present, shall be required for election. 

An Honorary Member of this Society shall have all the rights 
and privileges of regular members, but shall not be required to pay 
an entrance fee or annual dues. 

Section 5. Any member, for cause or conduct prejudicial to the 
interests of the Society, may be suspended or expelled by a two-thirds 
vote of the Board of Assistants. But no member shall be suspended or 
expelled unless written charges against such member have been pre- 
sented to the Board of Assistants, who shall give him reasonable 
opportunity to be heard and to refute such charges. 

Section 6. No person who may be enrolled as a member of this 
Society shall be permitted to continue in membership if his proofs of 
eligibility shall be found to be defective. The Board of Assistants, 
after thirty days' notice to such person to substantiate his claim, and 
upon his failure to do so, may require the Secretary to erase his name 
from the membership roll. 

Section 7. The Board of Assistants shall have power to make 
rules governing the admission of members by transfer from an affili- 
ated Society of Mayflower Descendants in another State, and may in 
their discretion remit the entrance fee and annual dues of such appli- 
cants for membership. 

Section 8. Any member may withdraw from the Society, after the 
payment of all dues, by giving written notice of his resignation to 
the Secretary; but, unless such resignation shall be received before 
the first day of March in any year, the member so resigning shall be 
liable for the dues of the fiscal year beginning that day. 

The Board of Assistants shall have power to make rules governing 
the re-admission of former members who have resigned their member- 
ship while in good standing. 

Section 9. On the resignation or death of a member, or any for- 
feiture of membership by a member under these By-Laws, all his right 
and interest in the property of this Society shall cease. 

ARTICLE XII 
Entrance Fee and Annual Dues 

The Entrance Fee shall be five dollars. 

The Annual Dues of all members elected after 28 March, 1912, shall 
be five dollars, payable at the time of election and on the first day of 
March in each year ; and all such members who have paid their dues 
for the fiscal year shall receive the Society's magazine, The May- 
flower Descendant, for such fiscal year, without further charge. 



86 By-Laws of the Massachusetts Society 

Members elected before 28 March, 1912, may, on written applica- 
tion to the Secretary, be transferred to the class of members paying 
annual dues of five dollars and receiving without additional charge the 
Society's magazine, The Mayflower Descendant. 

Members elected before .28 March, 1912, may, if they choose, con- 
tinue to pay annual dues of three dollars, on the first day of March in 
each year; but the payment of this amount shall not entitle such mem- 
bers to receive The Mayflower Descendant without extra charge. 

Members elected in the months of December, January and Febru- 
ary shall not be required to pay annual dues on the first day of March 
next ensuing. 

The payment at one time of the sum of one hundred dollars shall 
exempt the member so paying from all future annual dues, and shall 
constitute him a Life Member. All Life Members may receive The 
Mayflower Descendant without extra charge. 

Members who file supplemental lines of descent shall pay an exam- 
ination fee of two dollars for each line filed, such fee to be paid when 
the papers are deposited with the Secretary. 

ARTICLE XIII 
Meetings 

Section i. The annual meeting shall be held in the city of Boston 
on the twenty-eighth day of March. When this date shall fall on a 
Sunday the annual meeting shall be held on the following day. 

At all meetings of the Society twenty-five members shall constitute 
a quorum. 

Section 2. Special meetings of the Society shall be held at the 
written request of twenty members, or by vote of the Board of 
Assistants. 

Section 3. The Board of Assistants shall meet once in each month, 
except the months of July and August. 

Special meetings of the Board shall be held at the written request 
of three of its members, or at the call of the Governor. 

Section 4. Notices of all meetings of the Society shall be mailed 
to each member at least seven days before the meeting. 

Notices of all meetings of the Board of Assistants shall be mailed 
at least three days before the meeting. 

Section 5. The following shall be the order of business at all 
meetings of the Society, unless changed by unanimous consent: 
X. Reading of the Records. 

2. Communications and action thereon. 

3. Reports of Officers. 

4. Reports of Committees. 

5. Unfinished Business. 

6. New Business. 



The Diary of fabez Fitch y Jr. 87 

ARTICLE XIV 

Alterations and Amendments 

These By-Laws may be altered or amended at any annual or spe- 
cial meeting by a vote of two-thirds of those present and voting, a 
quorum being present; but no alteration or amendment shall be 
adopted unless such alteration or amendment shall have been read at 
a previous annual or special meeting, and shall have been stated in 
full in the call for the meeting. 



NO ISSUES FOR JULY OR AUGUST 

Subscribers are reminded that "Pilgrim Notes and Queries" will 
not be issued for the months of July and August in each year. 
Our next issue will be for the month of September, 1914. 



THE DIARY OF JABEZ FETCH, JR. 

{Continued from page 7/) 

April 2o> 1761 Old M r Welch brought his Grand Son Will m B. B. 
for us to Keep. 

May I st Rhuben Pride Began to Live with us. 

Sund: y e 3 rd I heard M r Wight from John 8 th 36 . the Evening 
following Bro r Jedd: Perkins was at our house &c. 

ye ^th Was our Training at M r Haskils a very Stormy Day &c 

Mist" Stephen Johnson was Chose Cap n David Andrus Lieut: & 
Obad h Gore Ens n 

Mist" Zebd h Andrus Capt: Elij h Brewster Lieu* & Jos h Bentley 
Ens n 

Mist rs Silas Park Capt: & Jos h Kene Lieu* 

Mist rs Joseph Morgan Capt : Roger Sterry Lieu* & Sam 11 Freeman 
Ens n 

Mist r£ Jos h Tylar Capt : Hezekiah Lord Lieut : & Elias Lord Ens n . 

Mist rs Ebenezer Geer Capt: Dan 11 Morgan Lieut: & Peter Rose 
Ens n . 

Mist rs Will m Morgan Capt: Elij h Morgan Lieut: & Henery 
Williams Ens n 

Mist" Tho s Prentice Capt : & Theof ls Baldwain Ens n . 



88 The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 

y e 6th J wen t to Town & Took an Indenture of my Boy (W m B. B.) 

This Day L* Stanton of Preston with part of his Family mov'd 
in to Bro r Pelat h House. 

y e 9 th I finishd Planting my Pertaters 

Sund: y e io th I heard M r Wight from Luke 15 th 17 th This Day 
Sim n Brewster had a Child Buried. 

ye 11 th I heard of y^ Death of Nathan Rude — This Day I hired 
Bro r Elisha's Lot for £3. 

y e 12 th I Se Bro r Pelatiah &c. This Day I had y e Pleasure of a 
Scold with John Haskil (y e Scoundrill) &c. 

Sund: y e 17 th Old Dority Andrus Died. 

ye jpth Old Aunt Hannah Fitch Died about midnight. 

j^ 21 st I Attended y e Funeral of old Aunt Fitch . Heard M r Wight 
from Psalm 35 th 14 

ye 22 nd Mist" Sam 11 Palmer & James Giddings Died y e former a 
little before Sunrise & y e latter aboat an Hour aft r . 

ye 23 I fetch'd Mothers Cow from Neweent, wash'd Sheep &c. 

Sund: y e 24 th I heard M r Wight from Amos 4 th 12 th — This Day 
between Meetings I was Blooded for which cause I did not attend y e 
afternoon Exercise. 

ye 26 th Old M r Laraba Died. 

ye 28 th Was a Private Fast in our Parish on account of y e Mortal 
Sickness & Sudden Deaths y 4 has ben of late among us . This Day 
I hear'd M r Wight from Joel 2 nd 12 th 13 th & M r Whiticer from 
Isaiah 32 nd 2 nd 

Sund: May 31 st I heard M r Wight from Psalm 12 th I st after 
Sermon he made an Address to y e Souldiers present who were to 
March y e Week following &c . This Day also His Majestys Proc- 
lamation (for y e Surpression of Vice & Immorality Incouragement 
of Piety &c) was Read In presence of y* Congregation. 

June 2 nd in y e Evening I was at M r Richards's where I se Scant- 
ling who was to March y e next Morning. 

ye 3rd ^r e B e gr an t0 Break up, had bad Luck &c. 

Sund : y e 7 I heard M r Wight from Luke 14 th 18 th 

Fryd: y e 12 th I was at y^ Funeral of Mark Williams, this Day 
old M rs Newton was also Buried . I heard of y e Death of Capt : 
Roger Billings today . But afterwards Controdicted 

Sund: y e 14 th I heard M r Wight from y e last Sabaths Subject, 
after meeting Bro r Jeded: Perkins came horn with me &c. 

Sund: y e 21 st I heard M r Wight from Proverbs I st last v s 

ye 22 nd I work'd for Jn° Prentice at New 1 y s Day he had a Son 
born 

ye 24th Whilst I am writing I hear y e Sorrowfull News of y e 
Death of y e Rever d M r Lord of Prest n 

ye 25 th In y e Morning I Lamed my Self by a Sprain &c — This 
Day y e Rev d M r Lord was Buried 



n 



Ttu Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 89 

The following is a List of votes for Colony Off" Count d of at y* 
Gen 11 Elect" at Hartford in May 1761 

y e Hono rl Tho s Fitch Gover r 

y e Hono rl W m Pitkin U Gover r 

Assis ts 

Rog r Newton Esq r 1908 

Eben r Sillaman Esq r 3103 

Jona n Trumble Esq 1 " 3152 

Hez h Huntington Esq r 3329 

And w Burr Esq r 2486 

Jn° Chester Esq r 2797 

Benj n Hall Esq r 2631 

Dan 11 Edwards Esq r 2625 

Jab z Hamilen Esq r 2809 

Matt w Griswold Esq r 3007 

Shubael Conant Esq r 2 554 

Elisha Shelden Esq r 2241 

Nomination 

Col: Tho s Wells 375 

Col: Phins: Lyman 1576 

Col : Elip* Dyer 1863 

M r Rog r Sherman 15 17 

Col : Jos h Pitkin 867 

Col : Rob* Walker 1028 

Sund : y e 28 th I heard M r Wight from Psalm 34 th 8 th this Day y« 
Sacrament was administred. 

ye 20 th I went to y e Landing and Bought me a Sythe*&c this Day 
I began to Mow. 

Sund: y e 5 th of July there was no meeting in our Parish. 

ye I0 th ye last Night & today there was a very Refreshing Rain 
after a Great Drouth. 

ye nth 1 Reap'd for M r Richards in y e Forenoon. 

Sund: y e 12 th I Stay'd at home and Read M r Joseph Allein's 
Alarm to y e Unconverted. 

y e 14 th I Reapd for Stephen Fitch 

ye ^th f or M r Richards. 

y e 16 th at Haskels. 

ye 20 th We finish'd harvesting our Wheet. 

Sund y e 26 th I heard M r Wight from Isaiah 5 th 6 

y e 28 th There was a fine Refreshing after our Extraordinary 
Drought. 

ye 29th There was a private fast on ac 1 of y e Drought I heard 
M r Whitecher from Isaiah 62 nd I st & M r Rosater from Hosea 6 th I st 
&c. 

Aug* I st there was Some Refreshing Showers — This Day we 
Sow'd Some Turnups. 



go The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 

Sund : y e 2 nd I hear'd M r Wight from Psalm 62 nd 8 th . This Day 
it Seems Two Cupple appeard to Show them Selves a little out of 
Season — The Evening following I understand Asa Ede was Married. 

ye 4 th Sister Rudd was at our House. 

y e 5 th Capt : Perkins & L* Peck came to Buy my Stears. 

Sund: y e 9 th M r Wight was on an old Subject . he had an unusual 
fit of Faintness this Day in y e Pulpit &c. 

ye n th J finishd Haying 

y e 12 They Began to Rais y e Great Bridge. 

y e 14 th I was at Raising, Benj n Denis had y e cair of y e Work & 
through his Neglect a Trussel fell but No man much hurt 

Sund: y e 16 th I heard M r Wight from Levit s 19 th 17 th . 

ye 19th J had a Notable Scold with Jn° Prentice for his Pounding 
y e old Mare 

This Day I help'd M r Richards Cart Stones. 

ye 21st I W ent to Raising y e Bridge again 

Sund: y e 23 rd I hear'd M r M r Wight from 2 nd Corin: 10 th 18 th 
About this Time there was a Considerable Rain 

ye 26 th & 27 th we Sow'd our Wheet 

Sept r y e 2 was our Town Lecture I heard M r Whitecer from 
Philip : 3 rd 20 th 

ye ^th J was w ith c apt . Giddings Up at Bro r Elisha's* to Apprise 
y e Estate of M r Jos h Pride Deceas'd In y e Evening I was at Esq r 
Perkins's &c. 

Sund: y e 6 th was Sacrement Day, &c. 

y* 7 th I finish'd Sowing Rie. 

ye 8 th Was Fremans Meeting, J h Huntington Esq/ & M r Isaac 
Tracy Chose Deputys . This Morning at 4 oClock Died M r Zac h 
Huntington. 

y e nth There was a plentifull Supply of Rain. 

Sund: y e 13 th I hear'd M r Wight from Revel s 3 rd 18 th 

ye j^th xhe Night following was y e first hard Frost y* we have had 
this Fall. 

y e 18 Tho s Standish Pounded my Hogs. 

Sund : y e 20 th In ye afternoon I heard M r Wight from Colos s 3 rd 
!8th I9 th 20. 21. 22. & 23 rd v ss — About this time Gid n Haskel is 
very Sick. 

^ 21 st ye Night following I watch'd with M r Haskill &c. 

ye 25 th Bro r Elisha came home from his Journey . This was a 
Remarkable week for Rain. 

Sund : y e 27th I heard of y e Death of M r Jedd : Hide. 

y e 28 th I began my harvest. 

Sept r 28 th 1761. 

( To be continued) 



Register of Minor Children 91 



REGISTER OF MINOR CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, 

NEPHEWS AND NIECES OF MEMBERS OF THE 

SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

( Continued from page J4) 

[Membership in the Society of Mayflower Descendants is limited 
to persons over eighteen years of age, and we have frequently been 
urged to devise some plan for registering younger children, both for 
permanent record as a part of the "Mayflower Genealogies" which 
we have been compiling for many years, and for the purpose of mak- 
ing it easier for such children to become members of the Society, when 
they reach the required age. 

We have, therefore, established a registry of the children, under 
eighteen years of age, of members of the Society of Mayflower De- 
scendants. Members of all State Societies may register their children 
on payment, strictly in advance, of a fee of one dollar for each child, 
to cover the expense of recording and card indexing, and of printing 
in this department. The names of children registered will be printed, 
unless we are requested not to print them. 

Minor children of deceased members may be registered by any 
other member of the Society. 

A member of any State Society of Mayflower Descendants may 
register a minor grandchild, or a minor nephew or niece, if the child's 
father or mother, through whom the Mayflower descent is claimed, 
died without becoming a member of the Society. 

The full name, place of birth and date of birth must be given Tor 
each child to be registered, also the name of the State Society of which 
the parent is a member. If both parents are members, the fact should 
be stated. 

Minor children of living parents who are eligible to membership 
in the Society, but have not become members, cannot be registered in 
this department. They may, however, be recorded, for the same fee, 
in our Registry of Non-Members, which will include non-members of 
all ages.] 

[Register of Minor Children] 

Foster S. Kellogg, M.D., Mass. 734: a son, Hanson Kellogg, born 
11 August, 191 1, Boston, Mass. [Registered by his grandfather, 
Edward B. Kellogg, M.D., Mass. 414.] 

William B. Browne, Mass. 1302: a daughter, Ruth Blackinton 
Browne, born 17 July, 1913, at North Adams, Mass. 



9 2 Applications for Membership 



APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE 

MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF 

MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Eligibility 

Every male or female descendant, over eighteen years of age, of 
any passenger in the Mayflower on the voyage which ended at Plym- 
outh on December 26, 1620, is eligible to membership in this Society. 
[A list of the Passengers will be found on the next page.] 

Every application for membership must be made on a "Pre- 
liminary Application" blank provided by the Society. Such appli- 
cation must bear the autograph signatures of the candidate and of 
two members of this Society who must vouch for the applicant. 

The sum of ten dollars ($10.00), to cover the Entrance Fee and 
the Annual Dues for the current fiscal year, must be deposited with 
the Secretary when the Preliminary Application is filed. 

After the Membership Committee has approved a Preliminary 
Application the Pedigree Papers are issued. If the Pedigree Papers 
are not filled out in duplicate and filed with the Secretary within 
six months after the approval of the Preliminary Application such 
approval becomes void. 

After the pedigree has been examined by the Historian the appli- 
cation is laid before the Board of Assistants, who vote upon it by 
secret ballot, and two negative votes reject. 



Entrance Fee and Annual Dues 

The Entrance Fee is five dollars. 

The Annual Dues of all members elected after 28 March, 1912, 
are five dollars, payable at the time of election and on the first 
day of March in each year; and all such members who have paid 
their dues for the fiscal year receive the Society's quarterly maga- 
zine, "The Mayflower Descendant/' for such fiscal year without 
further charge. 

The Society's monthly magazine, "Pilgrim Notes and Queries," 
is sent free to all members. 

Members elected in the months of December, January and Febru- 
ary are not required to pay annual dues on the first day of March 
next ensuing. 

The payment at one time of the sum of one hundred dollars 
exempts the member so paying from all future annual dues, and 
constitutes him a Life Member. All Life Members receive both 
"The Mayflower Descendant" and "Pilgrim Notes and Queries" 
without extra charge. 



The May/lower Passengers 



93 



THE MAYFLOWER PASSENGERS 

There were only one hundred and four (104) Mayflower Passen- 
gers. Every one of them is included in the two lists following. 
There were no other passengers. 

[The 49 Passengers from Whom Descent Can Be Proved] 



John 1 Alden 
Isaac 1 Allerton 

wife Mary 

daughter Mary 2 

daughter Remember 2 
John 1 Billington 

wife Eleanor 

son Francis 2 
William 1 Bradford 
William 1 Brewster 

wife Mary 

son Love 2 
Peter 1 Brown 
James 1 Chilton 

wife 

daughter Mary 2 
Francis 1 Cooke 

son John 2 



Edward 1 Doty 
Francis 1 Eaton 

wife Sarah 

son Samuel 2 
Edward 1 Fuller 

wife 

son Samuel 2 
Dr. Samuel 1 Fuller 
Stephen 1 Hopkins 

2d wife, Elizabeth 

son Gyles 2 
(by 1st wife) 

daughter Constance 2 
(by 1st wife) 
John 1 Howland 
William 1 Mullins 

wife Alice 

daughter Priscilla 2 



Degory 1 Priest 
Thomas 1 Rogers 

son Joseph 2 
Henry 1 Samson 
George 1 Soule 
Myles 1 Standish 
John 1 Tilley 

wife ■ 

daughter Elizabeth 2 
Richard 1 Warren 
William 1 White 

wife Susanna 

son Resolved 2 

son Peregrine 2 
Edward 1 Winslow 



[The 55 Passengers from Whom We Cannot Prove Descent] 



Bartholomew 2 Allerton 
John Allerton 
John 2 Billington 
Dorothy Bradford 

(wife of William 1 ) 
Wrestling 2 Brewster 
Richard Britteridge 
William Butten 
Robert Carter 
John Carver 
Katharine Carver 

(wife of John) 
Maid servant of the 

Carvers 
Richard Clarke 
Humility Cooper 
John 1 Crackston 

son John 2 

Ely 

Thomas English 



Moses Fletcher 
Richard Gardiner 
John Goodman 
William Holbeck 
John Hooke 
Damaris 2 Hopkins 
Oceanus 2 Hopkins 
John Langmore 
William Latham 
Edward Leister 
Edmund Margeson 
Christopher Martin 

wife 

Desire Minter 
Ellen More 
Jasper More 
Richard More 
[a boy] More 
Joseph 2 Mullins 
Solomon Prower 



John Rigdale 

wife Alice 
Rose Standish 

( 1st wife of Myles 1 ) 
Elias Story 
Edward Thomson 
Edward Tilley 

wife Ann 
Thomas 1 Tinker 

wife 



son 



William Trevore 
John 1 Turner 
son 



son 



Roger Wilder 
Thomas Williams 
Elizabeth Winslow 

(wife of Edward 1 ) 
Gilbert Winslow 



94 Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society 

OFFICIAL NOTICES OF THE MASSACHUSETTS 
SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

A special Business Meeting of the Society was held at the Soci- 
ety's Rooms, on Friday afternoon, 22 May, 1914. 

Article XI of the By-Laws was amended in accordance with the 
notice contained in the call for the meeting. 

A complete copy of the By-Laws as amended will be found in 
another part of this issue. 

Refreshments were served by the Committee on At Home Days 
at the close of the business meeting. 

Donations to the Library 

From Mr. William Bradford Browne, the compiler of the book, 
and a member of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descend- 
ants: "The Babbitt Family History." 

From a Friend: "Genealogies of Hadley Families, Embracing 
the Early Settlers of the Towns of Hatfield, South Hadley, Amherst 
and Granby." 

From Mr. Harold S. Bradford: A Chart showing some of the 
Descendants of Gov. William Bradford. 

From Mr. Philip L. Cobb, the compiler of the book: "A History 
of the Cobb Family," Part II. 

From Mrs. Sarah D. Cropley, the author of the book, and a 
member of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants: 
"Prismatic Thoughts by Sidney Miller." 

From Mr. George Ernest Bowman: "Descendants of Richard 
Church of Plymouth, Mass.," also "Descendants of John Bouton," 
also "Record of the Posterity of Capt. Michael, John and Capt. 
William Pierce." 



Winthrop Porter Soule died at Cambridge, Mass., 15 April, 1914. 

Mr. Soule was elected a member of this Society on 29 August, 

1898, as a descendant of George Soule. 
Mrs. Oliver A. Roberts died at Melrose, Mass., 9 May, 1914. 

Mrs. Roberts was descended from Elder William Brewster, and 

became a member of this Society on 29 September, 1908. 
Mrs. Francis W. Goss died at Fresno, Calif., 11 May, 1914. Mrs. 

Goss was a descendant of Degory Priest, and was elected to 

membership in this Society on 20 May, 1896. 
Mrs. William P. Weyman died at Milton, Mass., 5 June, 1914. Mrs. 

Weyman was elected a member of this Society on 29 August, 

1898, and was descended from John Alden and Francis Cooke. 



Notes by the Editor 95 

Members Elected 
May 2y, 19 14. 

1302. William Bradford Browne, North Adams, Mass., eighth from 

William Bradford. 

1303. Mrs. Louis Coues Page, Brookline, Mass., ninth from James 1 

Chilton, eighth from Mary 2 Chilton. 

1304. Jacob French Healey, Brookline, Mass., seventh from John 

Alden. 

1305. Miss Freda Donald*, Mobile, Ala., eleventh from Richard 

Warren. 

Attest: George Ernest Bowman, Secretary 
12 June, 1914. 



NOTES BY THE EDITOR 

Gift for the Colonial Research Work. Until 28 March, 1915, 
the entire receipts from sales of Bowman's Ancestral Charts will be 
turned over to the Massachusetts Society, to be used in its work of 
compiling the Mayflower Genealogies. 

Notice to Correspondents. We regret to say that the number of 
letters received by the Editor asking for information about the May- 
flower Pilgrims and their descendants, or about other Plymouth Col- 
ony families, is so large that it is impossible to reply to all of them. 

For eighteen years the Editor has been compiling, from original 
sources, the genealogies of all the Mayflower families, including all 
their descendants in both male and female lines, and the Massachusetts 
Society of Mayflower Descendants already owns a very large collec- 
tion of material, only a small part of which has ever been put into 
print. The cost of making this collection, which is constantly increas- 
ing in size and in genealogical and historical value, has been heavy, and 
the Society cannot still further increase its expenses by employing an 
assistant to supply this information free of charge. It has, therefore, 
become necessary for the Editor to confine his attention to those who 
are willing to assist the Society in its important work by paying a fee 
for consultation. All such fees are used solely in extending the 
Society's research work and remittances must be made payable to 
Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. 

* Life member. 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

Committee on Publication 
Lew C. Hill Alvin P. Johnson 

Stanley W. Smith Frederick Foster 

George Ernest Bowman, Editor 



CONTENTS — JUNE, J914 

I. By-Laws of the Massachusetts Society . of May- 
flower Descendants Page 81 

II. No Issues for July or August .... 87 

III. The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. (Continued) . . 87 

IV. Register of Minor Children, Grandchildren, Neph- 

ews and Nieces of Members of the Society of 
Mayflower Descendants (Continued) . . 91 

V. Applications for Membership in the Massachusetts 

Society of Mayflower Descendants . 92 

VI. The Mayflower Passengers 93 

VII. Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society of 

Mayflower Descendants 94 

VIII. Notes by the Editor ....... 95 



"Pilgrim Notes and Queries" is issued monthly (except July and 
August) by the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 
and is sent free to all members of that Society. 



Subscription rates to all who are not members of the Massachu- 
setts Society of Mayflower Descendants: 

"Pilgrim Notes and Queries," $1.00 per year, strictly in advance. 

Single copies of current issues, 10 cents each. 
"The Mayflower Descendant," $3.00 per year, strictly in advance. 

Single copies of current issues, 75 cents each. 



'Pilgrim Notes and Queries," Vol. II (1914) 

and 
The Mayflower Descendant," Vol. XVI (1914) 



Special Offer for 1914 

' sent to one address 
for $3.50, if remit- 
tance accompanies 
the order. 

Remittances must be payable to "Massachusetts Society of May- 
flower Descendants" and should be mailed to the Editor, at the 
Society's Rooms, 53 Mt. Vernon St., Boston, Mass. 

Entered at the Boston, Mass., post office as second class mail matter. 




i62o mmim 1920 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

GEORGE ERNEST BOWMAN, Editor 

Published by the 

Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants 
53 Mount Vernon Street, Boston 

VoL II SEPTEMBER, J9J4 No. 7 



A VALUABLE COLLECTION OF COLLAMORE PAPERS 

INCLUDING TWO DOCUMENTS SIGNED BY 

MAYFLOWER PASSENGERS 

PRESENTED TO THE MASSACHUSETTS 

SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

For more than eighteen years the Editor had been desirous of 
securing for the cabinet of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower 
Descendants at least one autograph signature of a Mayflower 
Passenger. It was, therefore, with especial satisfaction that he an- 
nounced in the July, 1914, issue of "The Mayflower Descendant" the 
gift of two such signatures, found on deeds in a collection of Colla- 
more Papers presented to the Society by Miss Fiorina M. Collamore, 
Miss Adeline Collamore Young and Mr. Charles Hatch. 

In this interesting collection are more than five hundred and forty 
documents dated before 1840. Nearly four hundred of them bear 
dates before 1750; and about eighty were written before 1700. The 
collection includes papers formerly the property of Peter Collamore. 
of Scituate, Mass., who died in 1684: of his nephew Capt. Anthony 
Collamore, of Scituate. who died in 1693; of Capt. Anthony's son 
Peter Collamore, of Scituate, who died in 1747; of Peter's son John 
Collamore, of Scituate, who died in 1755; of John's son Capt. Enoch 



98 Collection of Collamore Papers 

Collamore, of Scituate, who died in 1824; with a few of later date. 
Capt. Enoch Collamore was the great-grandfather of the three donors 
of these papers. 

One of the donors, Mr. Charles Hatch, of 35 Irving Place, Quincy, 
Mass., has been, for a number of years, collecting data for a genealogy 
of the Collamore family, and wishes to get into communication with 
all persons of the name. 

The Collamore Papers presented to the Society include original 
deeds, a number of which have not been recorded, original wills and 
inventories, military commissions and orders, powers of attorney, 
indentures of apprentices, depositions, business accounts, papers relat- 
ing to suits at law, letters and miscellaneous papers. Some of the more 
important documents are mentioned in the following notes. 

The two original deeds in this collection which will be of especial 
interest to our readers are those bearing the autograph signatures of 
two Mayflower Passengers, Samuel 2 Fuller (Edward 1 ) and Resolved 1 
White (William 1 ). 

The deed signed by Samuel 5 Fuller (Edward 1 ) is dated 25 March, 
1650, and is a conveyance of Samuel 1 Fuller's house and land, at 
Scituate, to Peter Collamore of that town. A half-tone reproduction 
of this old document, with explanatory notes and a literal copy of the 
deed and the endorsements, will be found in the July, 1914, issue of 
"The Mayflower Descendant." [Vol. XVI, p. 129.] 

The deed which bears the signature of Resolved 2 White (Williain 1 ) 
is dated 1 October, 165 1, and is a conveyance of land by his brother- 
in-law, John Vassall, to Peter Collamore. Resolved 2 White signed 
this deed as a witness. A half-tone reproduction of the document, 
with notes and a literal transcript, will be printed in the January, 191 5, 
issue of "The Mayflower Descendant." 

A deed from William Wills, of Scituate, to Peter Collamore, dated 
24 September, 1651, was witnessed by John Vassall and Humphrey 
Johnson. 

There are two very old copies of a letter dated 20 September, 1653, 
from Peter Collamore to his brother in England. One copy is very 
badly worn, and the other, apparently a later copy, may have been 
made to insure the preservation of the contents. 

An unrecorded deed from Thomas Lapham to Peter and Anthony 
Collamore was acknowledged "Before Jos: Winslow Asist" on 3 No- 
vember, 1671. Josiah* W r inslow, son of Governor Edward 1 Winslow, 
was an "Assistant" in 1671, and two years later became Governor 
of Plymouth Colony. 

A power of attorney from John Knollman, shoemaker, of Ports- 
mouth, R. I., to his "wellbeloved Cozen Anthony Collcmor" of Scit- 
uate, was dated 12 May, 1677. 

The original indenture, on parchment, of "William Cliffe sonn of 
William Cliffe of Rooding in the County of Essex" as an apprentice 
of William Condy, mariner, of Boston, bears date of 9 April, 1679. 



Collection of Collamore Papers 99 

On 22 August, 1679, the indenture was assigned to "m r Petter Colle- 
more" and "This assignem 1 was allowed this 15 th of Octob r 1679. by 
us S: Bradstreet Gov 1 " J:' Dudley Assist" 

An original will of Peter Collamore, dated 9 January, 1683, was 
duly signed (by a mark) and sealed, and was witnessed by Thomas 
King and Israel Hobart, but it was not probated. 

The original inventory of Peter Collamore taken 14 June, 1684, 
by Thomas King, Sr., and John Cushing, Sr., bears two autograph 
signatures of Nathaniel Morton, Secretary of Plymouth Colony. 
Morton was the author of "New-Englands Memoriall" published in 
1669. 

The original inventory of the estate of Mary, the widow of Peter 
Collamore, was taken by Thomas King, Sr., and John Cushing, Sr., 
12 August, 1685. 

The original will of Rev. William Wetherell, of Scituate, dated 
29 March, 1684, and proved 4 June, 1684, bears the autograph of 
"Nathaniell Morton Secretary" 

Anthony Collamore's commission as Lieutenant of the foot com- 
pany in Scituate, dated 4 July, 1684, was signed by Thomas Hinckley, 
as President of the Council of War. Thomas Hinckley was Governor 
of Plymouth Colony from 1686 to 1692, except during the administra- 
tion of Sir Edmund Andros. A half-tone reproduction of this com- 
mission will be printed in the October, 1914, issue of "The Mavflower 
Descendant." [Vol. XVI, p. 193.] 

Another commission issued to Anthony Collamore as Lieutenant 
of a company of militia in Scituate, dated 10 February, 1686, was 
signed by Sir Edmund Andros, Captain General and Governor in Chief. 

Anthony Collamore's commission as "Captain of a Foot Company 
of Militia" in Scituate, dated 15 June, 1692, was signed by Sir Wil- 
liam Phips, Captain General and Governor in Chief. 

Capt. Anthony Collamore's son Peter married, in 1694, Abigail 
the daughter of Tobias Davis, who had died at Roxbury, Mass., in 
1690. Abigail was one of the executors of her father's will, and a 
number of receipts and other original documents relating to the settle- 
ment of his estate have been preserved among the Collamore papers. 
One receipt was signed "Abigaill Davis" on 6 November, 1694, two 
days before her marriage to Peter Collamore. 

An unrecorded deed, dated 13 March. 16SS '9. of land in Little 
Compton sold by William Pabodie of Little Comptcn to Anthony 
Collamore of Scituate. is entirely in the hand of the grantor. It is 
interesting to note that the name of the grantor was written by him- 
self eleven times on this document, and in each case he spelled it 
Pabodie. His wife was Elizabeth" Alden (John 1 ). 

A warrant directed to the Captain or Lieutenant of the Military 
Company at Scituate. and dated 14 April. 1693, bears the signature 
"William Bradford Major". Major William" Bradford (William) 
was Deputy Governor of Plymouth Colony from 1686 to 1692, except 
during the administration of Sir Edmund Andros. 



ioo Collection oj Collamore Papers 

The letter of administration, dated 26 March, 1694, issued to 
Sarah Collamore, widow, and Peter Collamore, only son, of Capt. 
Anthony Collamore was signed by William 2 Bradford (William 1 ) as 
Judge of Probate. 

An agreement of the heirs of Capt. Anthony Collamore, dated 
21 November, 1695, bears the signatures of the widow Sarah; of the 
only son Peter Collamore; of Robert Stetson and his wife Mary (she 
signed by a mark), one of the daughters; and of the daughters Sarah 
Collamore, Martha Collamore, and Elizabeth Collamore (by a mark). 
This document has two signatures of William 2 Bradford (William 1 ), 
once as a Justice of the Peace, on 19 February, 1695/6, and once as 
Judge of Probate, on 13 June, 1698. 

Five documents, all dated 4 February, 1695/6, connected with the 
settlement of Capt. Anthony Collamore's estate are: An agreement 
between the widow and the son Peter; a receipt in full from Robert 
and Mary Stetson ; and receipts from Sarah Collamore, Martha Colla- 
more, and Elizabeth Collamore. 

A deed from Daniel Eaton of Little Compton to Peter Collamore, 
of Scituate, dated 11 June, 1696, was acknowledged before Joseph 
Church, Justice of the Peace for Bristol County. Joseph Church was 
the grandson of Richard Warren of The Mayflower. 

An extract from the "Records of the pioprietors of the lands of 
Sacconet alias litle Compton" made and certified by William Pabodie, 
on 7 July, 1698, gives the bounds of lots laid out in 1675 to Major 
Church, "treasurer southworth ", William Pabodie, Gov. Winslow, 
John Rouse, John Rogers, Thomas Pope, William Mirick, John Shar- 
man, Hugh Cole, Josiah Cooke, Peter Collamore, William Shirtly, 
Ephraim Tinkham, John Irish. 

Another document in the hand of William Pabodie is a lease dated 
18 April, 1699, from Peter Collamore of Scituate to George Peirce of 
Little Compton. The witnesses were William Pabodie and his son- 
in-law William Fobes, and Ebenezer Weeks. 

Receipts to Peter Collamore, administrator, for their shares of the 
estate of their deceased sister Martha Collamore were signed by 
Robert Stetson and Mary his wife, on 17 March, 1704/5; by Sarah 
Collamore, on 19 April, 1710; and by Elizabeth Rose, widow, on 
28 July, 1710. 

On 19 April. 1710, Sarah Collamore released to Peter Collamore 
all her rights in the personal estate of her deceased mother Sarah 
Collamore, and on 28 July, 1710, Elizabeth Rose, widow, executed 
a similar release. 

A subpoena, dated 10 April, 1719, and addressed to "John Cushing 
Jun r Gent of Scituate & Clerk of the s d Town, and Isaac Proutey of 
the same place Husbandman" in connection with a law suit between 
"Peter Collimer of Scituate aforesd Gent, appell 1 & James Torey of 
the same place Weaver" bears the following endorsement: "Let what 
is above desired, be performed; Samuel Sewall C.J. of the Superiour 
Court. Situate, April, 27 . 1719." 



The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 101 

A COMPLETE SET OF 
"THE MAYFLOWER DESCENDANT » 

A complete set of this Society's quarterly magazine "The May- 
flower Descendant" has been presented to the Society, by a subscriber, 
to be sold for the benefit of its Colonial Research Work. 

The sixteen volumes (1899-1914) will be sold for $50.00. 

Remittance must accompany the order, and must be made payable 
to the Society. 

Communications should be addressed to George Ernest Bowman, 
Editor, 53 Mt. Vernon St., Boston, Mass. 



THE DIARY OF JABEZ FITCH, JR. 

{Continued from page 06) 

Sept r 30 th 1761 . Bro r Jedd: Perkins cam to Se me . Bought Two 
Shotes of me &c. 

Oct 1 * 5 th Was our Gen 11 Muster, our Compy Met at Capt : Johnsons 
where we had a good Dinner provided & a very Generous Treet — 
Coming home I Borrowed an old Book at y e Widd w Freemmans — 
We call'd in at Searj* Cooks & L 1 AndrusV& then I came home. 
This Day was chose at Newent, Mist rs Sam 11 Bishop Capt: Matthew 
Perkins Lieu 1 & Isaiah Williams Ens" — Mist" Elisha Lothrop Lieu 1 
& Jeremiah Kinsman Ens n . 

y e 6 th I hear y* Jn° Knight has Rec d Sentance of Death for y e 
Murder of Ebenezer Rude . which crime was Done this day Twelve 
months ago. 

ye 3th J went with my Wife to Town & Se Capt: Perkins lately 
come home from Sea . We went from there up to Bro r Rudds & y e 
next Day Down to Town & then home. 

Sund: y e 11 th I hear'd M r Wight from Ezekil 20 th 44 th 

y e 15 th I Finish'd gathering Corn. 

y e 16 th In y e Evening I Se Aunt Baley & Sist r Rudd at Fathers. 

Sund: y e 18 th I heard M r Wight from Isaiah 6 th 10 th 

ye 20 th I Sold Two Shotes to Bro r Perkins . I went with my Wife 
home with him. 

ye 21st \y e came home in y e Morning & then I went to Training at 
M r Andrus's where y e Comp>" had a good Din r & hansome Treat. 
This Day Mist rs David Palmer & Banajah Fitch were chose Sear jams. 

ye 22 nd I kil'd one of my Stears &c. 

ye 23rd i n ye Evening & y e Night following there was an Extreem 
high wind, much of our Fence & many Trees Blown Down. 

ye 26 th I heard of y e Death of M r Benj n Giles's Wife. 

ye 20 th I Began to Dig Pertaters 



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102 The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 

Sund: y e I st of Nov r I heard M r Wight from I st Coring 5 th 8 th y« 
Sacrament was Administred this Day &c. 

y e 3 rd Capt: Perkins & his Wife came to Se us. 

ye 6th J went to Chelcy with Pork, Cabs Pert rs &c. 

ye ^th Mother left us & went to Newent. 

ye th 1 went to y e Lands to cart Cyder for M r Richards. 

Sund: y e 15 th I heard M r Wight from Acts 17 th 30 th . y e Evening 
following I was at Bro r Elisha's &c. 

ye j6th 1 work'd at H. Ways. 

ye j-th J went to Chelcy with a Lode of Sass. 

y e 18 th I carried Some Deer Skins Up to old M r Welch to Dress 
w* 2| lb 2 Skins. 

ye j^th J kjjd m y Hogs & carried one to y e Landing. 

ye 20 th I help'd Gid n Hask 1 kill hogs . Last Night there was a 
Remarkable Light in y e North. 

Extract from M r Tindall's Treatise on y e Practice of Popish Pre- 
lates Set forth AD 1530. Taken from y e History of y e Martyrs &c. 
Vol: 2 nd P. 228. 229.* 

y e 23 rd 1 Sold my Fat Stear to M r Sam 11 Bliss j u 

y e 24 th I Drove away my Ster & went to y e Landing, came home 
with M r Z. Clark &c. 

ye 25th g ro r Pelatiah was at our house I went in y e Evens with 
him up to Bro r Elishas where we 3 Bro rs had Some Commacal 
Discorce 

ye 26 th Was y e Publick Thanckgiving Day . I heard M r Wight 
from Philipi 5 3 rd I st 

This Week James Mix & James Richards came home from y e 
Army 

ye 27th Roger Haskil helpd me cart Dung &c. 

ye 30th g ro r Pelatiah and Baley with his wife came up, Pelat h 
Staid at our house y e night following. 

Dec 1 " I st I Spent most of y e Day with my visiters &c. 

Sund: y e 6 th I heard M r Wight from Luke 19 th 10 th — The last 
Night there was a violent Wind which 1 understand has Done a vast 
Deal of Damage to y e Shiping in many plaises 

ye 7th Was our Town meeting Mist rs James Hide Jabez Perkins 
Ebenezer Peck Benj n Burnam Nathaniel Cook Nehemiah Huntington 
& Jn° Elderkin were chose Select men for y e year Ensuing. 

y e 10 th I Began to Shingle our old house. 

Sund: y e 13 th there fell a considrable Snow. 

y e 14 th I was at Sam 11 Bliss's & Elijah Lothrope paid his wife 
Some money (viz) £5. with y e Interest of y e Bills from March last — 
Then I went to W m Caprons at a Singing meeting. 

ye jgth "\\r as an Extreem cold Day 

Sund: y e 20 th I heard M r Wight from John I st 46 th 

ye 23rd i n ye Evening M r Walbridge was here &c. 

* A little more than six pages of the Diary are given up to this " Extract." 



The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 103 

y e 24 I help'd Seth Mix get wood 

Christmas Day I went to y e landing . very wet Rideing 

This morning I had a very notable wade in y e Celler our Cheese 
Cast away &c. 

Sund: y e 27 th my Wife is very poor &c. 

ye 31st ^y as our s oc i e ty Meeting M r Wight had 8o£ Salary 
granted him Capt: Andrus Capt: Mix & M r Richards Chose Society 
Com t 

Sund: Jan u 3 rd 1762 I heard M r Wight from Jeremiah 28 th 16 th — 
This morning a little befor Sunrise old M r John Pride Died very 
Suddenly — A very Surprising Instance of Mortallity . This Day also 
I heard of y e Deaths of Col : Williams of Stonington & James Win- 
chester of Norwich. 

y e 4 th I attended y e Funeral of y e above M r Pride 

Jan u 4 th 1762. 

Norwich Jan u 6 th 1762 . 1 went to y e Landing, as I came home 
I cald in at y e Rev d M r Wights . This Day I heard of y e Death of 
y e Rev d M r Treet who Died y s morning about an Hour before Day. 

ye gth J was Down at y e Great Bridge to se y e River break up but 
was Disappointed. 

y e 9 th I set out before Day to go to y e Bridge again . this Day I se 
y e River break up &c 

Sund: y e 10 th I heard M r Wight from Mat: 6 th 33 rd 

y e 11 th I heard of Capt: Perkins & his Wife being very Sick . & 
toard Night I carried my Wife oyer there where I se old M r Grist &c. 

ye I2 th J fetchd home my Wife . The Evening followmg I se 
Bro r Pelatiah at Fathers &c. This Day I partly Bargaind for his 
old Barn. 

y e 13 th In y e Evening M r J d Perkins came here & taried all night. 

y* 14 th In y e Morning I heard y e Surprising News of y e Death of 
John Haskel who Died this morning an hour before Sunrise. 

y e 15 th I attended y e above Funeral., heard M r Wight Matt: 6 th 10 th 
after y e Funeral I was at a Lecter at y e Widd w Ruth Andrus's 

y e 16 th Bro r Rudd & his Wife came Down. 

Sund: y e 17 th I heard M r Wight from Exod: 33 rd 18 th y e Evening 
following Bro r Rudd & his Wife were at our Hous. 

ye 20 th Nat 11 Giddings j r & I went to y e Landing & undertock to 
get a Frame for Capt: Backus. 

ye 21 st In y e Evening I heard M r P. Park at Ens" Gores from 
Colos: 2 nd 6 th 

Sund: y e 24 th I heard M r Wight on his last Sabaths Subject 

ye 25 th I Attended with Capt: Gidds s as Commis rs &c, & in y e 
afternoon we went Down to Prides to an arbitration betwend Capt: 
Truman & Dan 11 Andrus, which y € Pratys Settled &c. 

ye 27th Nat 11 Gidings & I Cut most of y e timber for Backus's Barn. 
& in y e Evening I went to y e Landing Where I heard of y e Death 
of old Capt: Bushanal. 



104 "Good Newes from New England'' 1 

much as they were frozen in the harbour the first night they entred 
the same. Here they pretended their wonted love, and spared them a 
good quantity of \^orne to confirme the same: Strangers also came 
to this place, pretending only to see him and his company, whom they 
never saw before that time, but intending to joyne with the rest to 
kill them, as after appeared. But being forced through extremitie to 
lodge in their houses, which they much pressed, God possessed the 
heart of the Captaine with just jealousie, giving strait command, that 
as one part of his company slept, the rest should wake, declaring some 
things to them which hee understood, whereof hee could make no good 
[p. 23] good construction. Some of the Indians spying a fit oppor- 
ttmitie, stole some beads also from him, which hee no sooner per- 
ceived, having not above six men with him, drew them all from the 
Boat, and set them on their guard about the Sachims house, where the 
most of the people were, threatning to fall upon them without further 
delay, if they would not forthwith restore them, signifying to the 
Sac him especially, and so to them all, that as he would not offer the 
least injury; so hee would not receive any at their hands, which 
should escape without punishment or due satisfaction. Hereupon the 
Sachim bestirred him to finde out the party, which when he had done, 
caused him to returne them againe to the shallop, and came to the 
Captaine, desiring him to search whether they were not about the 
Boat, who suspecting their knavery, sent one, who found them lying 
openly upon the Boats cuddy ; yet to appease his anger, they brought 
corne afresh to trade, insomuch as he laded his shallop, and so 
departed. This accident so daunted their courage, as they durst not 
attempt any thing against him. So that through the good mercy and 
providence of God they returned in safety. At this place the Indians 
get abundance of Basse both summer and winter: for it being now 
February they abounded with them. 

In the beginning of March, having refreshed himselfe, he tooke 
a shallop ; and went to Manomct, to fetch home that which the Gov- 
ernour had formerly bought, hoping also to get more from them, but 
was deceived in his expectation, not finding that entertainment hee 
found else-where, and the Governour had there received. The reason 
whereof, and of the treachery intended in the place before spoken of, 
was not then knowne unto us, but afterwards: wherein may be ob- 
served the abundant mercies of God working with his providence for 
our good. Captaine Standish being now far from [p. 24] from the 
Boat, and not above two or three of our men with him, and as many 
with the shallop, was not long at Canacum the Sachims house, but m 
came two of the Massachusci men, the chiefe of them was called 
VVitnwamat, a notable insulting villaine, one who had formerly im- 
brued his hands in the bloud of English and French, and had oft 
boasted of his owne valour, and derided their weaknesse, especially 
because (as hee said) they died crying, making sowre faces, more 
like children than men. This villaine tooke a dagger from about his 
necke, (which hee had gotten of Master IVcstons people) and pre- 



"Good Newes from New England" 105 

sented it to the Sachim, and after made a long speech in an audacious 
manner, framing it in such sort, as the Captaine (though he be the 
best Linguist amongst u&) could not gather anything from it. The end 
of it was afterward discovered to be as followeth : The Massacheu- 
seucks had formerly concluded to ruinate Master Westons Colonie, 
and thought themselves, being about thirty or forty men strong, 
enough to execute the same: yet they durst not attempt it, till such 
time as they had gathered more strength to themselves to make their 
party good against us at Plimoth, concluding, that if we remained, 
(though they had no other Arguments to use against us) yet we would 
never leave the death of our Countrymen unrevenged, and therefore 
their safety could not be without the overthrow of both Plantations. 
To this end they had formerly sollicited this Sachim, as also the other 
called Ianough at Mattachiest, and many others to assist them, and 
now againe came to prosecute the same ; and since there was so f aire 
an opportunitie offered by the Captaines presence, they thought best 
to make sure him and his company. After this his message was deliv- 
ered, his entertainment much exceeded the Captaines, insomuch as 
he scorned at their behaviour, and told them of it; after which they 
would have perswaded him, because [p. 25] cause the weather was 
cold, to have sent to the Boat for the rest of his company, but he 
would not, desiring according to promise, that the come might be 
caried downe, and hee would content the women for their labour, 
which they did. At the same time there* was a lusty Indian of Pao- 
met or Cape Cod then present, who had ever demeaned himselfe well 
towards us, being in his generall cariage, very affable, courteous, and 
loving, especially towards the Captaine. This Savage was now entred 
into confederacie with the rest, yet to avoid suspition, made many 
signes of his continued affections, and would needs bestow a kettle of 
some six or seven gallons on him, and would not accept of any thing 
in lieu thereof, saying, he was rich, and could afford to bestow such 
favours on his friends whom he loved : also he would freely helpe to 
carry some of the corne, affirming he had never done the like in his 
life before, and the wind being bad would needs lodge with him at 
their Randevow, having indeed undertaken to kill him before they 
parted, which done they intended to fall upon the rest. The night 
proved exceeding cold, insomuch as the Captaine could not take any 
rest, but either walked or turned himselfe to and fro at the fire : This 
the other observed, and asked wherefore hee did not sleepe as at other 
times, who answered he knew not well, but had no desire at all to 
rest. So that hee then mist his opportunity. The wind serving on the 
next day, they returned home, accompanied with the other Indian, 
who used many arguments to perswade them to goe to Paomct, where 

* A marginal note in the hand of Rev. Thomas Prince was partly trimmed off 
in binding. A printed footnote in Prince's New England Chronology enables us 
to complete the manuscript marginal note in the "Good Newes'', as follows: 
" Capt Smith califs him] Scar: But Smith's being taken a th[is I] Suspect ve 
Printe[r mis]took There tor S[car] in Capt Smith's [writjten abridgment." 



106 Applications for Membership 

APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE 

MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF 

MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Eligibility 

Every male or female descendant, over eighteen years of age, of 
any passenger in the Mayflower on the voyage which ended at Plym- 
outh on December 26, 1620, is eligible to membership in this Society. 
[A list of the Passengers will be found on the next page.] 

Every application for membership must be made on a "Pre- 
liminary Application" blank provided by the Society. Such appli- 
cation must bear the autograph signatures of the candidate and of 
two members of this Society who must vouch for the applicant. 

The sum of ten dollars ($10.00), to cover the Entrance Fee and 
the Annual Dues for the current fiscal year, must be deposited with 
the Secretary when the Preliminary Application is filed. 

After the Membership Committee has approved a Preliminary 
Application the Pedigree Papers are issued. If the Pedigree Papers 
are not filled out in duplicate and filed with the Secretary within 
six months after the approval of the Preliminary Application jsuch 
approval becomes void. 

After the pedigree has been examined by the Historian the appli- 
cation is laid before the Board of Assistants, who vote upon it by 
secret ballot, and two negative votes reject. 

Entrance Fee and Annual Dues 

The Entrance Fee is five dollars. 

The Annual Dues of all members elected after 28 March, 1912, 
are five dollars, payable at the time of election and on the first 
day of March in each year; and all such members who have paid 
their dues for the fiscal year receive the Society's quarterly maga- 
zine. "The Mayflower Descendant," for such fiscal year without 
further charge. 

The Society's monthly magazine, "Pilgrim Notes and Queries," 
is sent free to all members. 

Members elected in the months of December, January and Febru- 
ary are not required to pay annual dues on the first day of March 
next ensuing. 

The payment at one time of the sum of one hundred dollars 
exempts the member so paying from all future annual dues, and 
constitutes him a Life Member. All Life Members receive both 
"The Mayflower Descendant" and "Pilgrim Notes and Queries" 
without extra charge. 



The Mayflower Passengers 



107 



THE MAYFLOWER PASSENGERS 

There were only one hundred and four (104) Mayflower Passen- 
gers. Every bne of them is included in the two lists following. 
There were no other passengers. 

[The 49 Passengers from Whom Descent Can Be Proved] 



John 1 Alden 
Isaac 1 Allerton 

wife Mar}' 

daughter Mary 3 

daughter Remember 2 
John 1 Billington 

wife Eleanor 

son Francis 2 
William 1 Bradford 
William 1 Brewster 

wife Mary 

son Love 2 
Peter 1 Brown 
James 1 Chilton 

wife 

daughter Mary* 
Francis 1 Cooke 

son John 8 



Edward 1 Doty 
Francis 1 Eaton 

wife Sarah 

son Samuel 2 
Edward 1 Fuller 

wife 

son Samuel 2 
Dr. Samuel 1 Fuller 
Stephen 1 Hopkins 

2d wife, Elizabeth 

son Gyles 2 
(by 1st wife) 

daughter Constance 2 
(by 1st wife) 
John 1 Howland 
William 1 Mullins 

wife Alice 

daughter Priscilla 2 



Degory 1 Priest 
Thomas 1 Rogers 

son Joseph 2 
Henry 1 Samson 
George 1 Soule 
Myles 1 Standish 
John 1 Tilley 

wife 

daughter Elizabeth 2 
Richard 1 Warren 
William 1 White 

wife Susanna 

son Resolved 2 

son Peregrine 2 
Edward 1 Winslow 



[The 55 Passengers from Whom We Cannot Prove Descent] 



Bartholomew 2 Allerton 
John Allerton 
John 2 Billington 
Dorothy Bradford 

(wife of William 1 ) 
Wrestling 2 Brewster 
Richard Britteridge 
William Butten 
Robert Carter 
John Carver 
Katharine Carver 

(wife of John) 
Maid servant of the 

Carvers 
Richard Clarke 
Humility Cooper 
John 1 Crackston 

son Tohn 2 

Ely 

Thomas English 



Moses Fletcher 
Richard Gardiner 
John Goodman 
William Holbeck 
John Hooke 
Damaris 2 Hopkins 
Oceanus 2 Hopkins 
John Langmore 
William Latham 
Edward Leister 
Edmund Margeson 
Christopher Martin 

wife 

Desire Minter 
Ellen More 
Jasper More 
Richard More 
[a boy] More 
Joseph 2 Mullins 
Solomon Prower 



John Rigdale 

wife Alice 
Rose Standish 

( 1 st wife of Myles 1 ) 
Elias Story 
Edward Thomson 
Edward Tilley 

wife Ann 
Thomas 1 Tinker 

wife 



son 



William Trevore 
John 1 Turner 

son 

son — 

Roger Wilder 
Thomas Williams 
Elizabeth Winslow 

(wife of Edward 1 ) 
Gilbert Winslow 



io8 Register of Minor Children 



REGISTER OF MINOR CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, 

NEPHEWS AND NIECES OF MEMBERS OF THE 

SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

{Continued from page gi) 

[Membership in the Society of Mayflower Descendants is limited 
to persons over eighteen years of age, and we have frequently been 
urged to devise some plan for registering younger children, both for 
permanent record as a part of the "Mayflower Genealogies" which 
we have been compiling for many years, and for the purpose of mak- 
ing it easier for such children to become members of the Society, when 
they reach the required age. 

We have, therefore, established a registry of the children, under 
eighteen years of age, of members of the Society of Mayflower De- 
scendants. Members of all State Societies may register their children 
on payment, strictly in advance, of a fee of one dollar for each child, 
to cover the expense of recording and card indexing, and of printing 
in this department. The names of children registered will be printed, 
unless we are requested net to print them. 

Minor children of deceased members may be registered by any 
other member of the Society. 

A member of any State Society of Mayflower Descendants may 
register a minor grandchild, or a minor nephew or niece, if the child's 
father or mother, through whom the Mayflower descent is claimed, 
died without becoming a member of the Society. 

The full name, place of birth and date of birth must be given for 
each child to be registered, also the name of the State Society of which 
the parent is a member. If both parents are members, the fact should 
be stated. 

Minor children of living parents who are eligible to membership 
in the Society, but have not become members, cannot be registered in 
this department. They may, however, be recorded, for the same fee, 
in our Registry of Non-Members, which will include non-members of 
all ages.] 

[Register of Minor Children] 

Donald D. Williams, Mass. 1175: a daughter, Shirley Williams, born 
28 October, 1913, at Boston, Mass. 



Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society 109 



OFFICIAL NOTICES OF THE MASSACHUSETTS 
SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Committees Appointed 

The Board of Assistants has appointed Committees for the Society 
year 1914-1915, as follows: 

Committee on Membership : Edwin A. Daniels, M.D., Mrs. Albert 
S. Apsey, Rev. Rufus B. Tobey, Mrs. C. Peter Clark, Mrs. Frank 
Moseley. 

Committee on Publication: Lew C. Hill, Stanley W. Smith, Alvin 
P. Johnson, Frederick Foster, George Ernest Bowman. 

Committee on Finance : Arthur Perry, Winthrop J. Cushing, Frank 
E. Woodward, Joseph H. Goodspeed, Horace H. Soule. 

Committee on Library: Mrs. Anna F. Dakin, Mrs. Theodore P. 
Gooding, Mrs. John F. Eliot, Miss Mary Alden Thayer, Mrs. Wil- 
liam S. Whiting. 

Committee on Annual Dinner: Lew C. Hill, Frederick Foster, 
Mrs. Charles F. White, Miss Mary F. Edson, Arthur C. Walworth. 

Committee on At Home Days: Mrs. Charles H. Mclntyre, Mrs. 
Lorenzo D. Baker, Jr., Mrs. George A. Burdett, Mrs. George H. 
Woodman, Miss Grace W. Geer. 

Committee on Mary Chilton Memorial: Lew C. Hill, Hon. John 
D. Long, Mrs. Robert S. Russell, Mrs. Frederick A. Turner, Mrs. 
Anna F. Dakin. 

Society Meetings 

A Special Business Meeting of the Society will be held at the 
Society's Rooms on Wednesday, 28 October, 1914. The formal notice 
will be given in the October issue of Pilgrim Notes and Queries. 

The Society's Nineteenth Annual Dinner will be held on Compact 
Day, Saturday, 21 November, 1914, the two hundred and ninety-fourth 
anniversary of the Signing of the Compact on The Mayflower. 

Forefathers' Day will be celebrated by a reception at the Society's 
Rooms on Monday, 21 December, 1914. 

Donations to the Library and Cabinet 

From Miss Fiorina M. Collamore, Miss Adeline Collamore Young 
and Mr. Charles Hatch: About five hundred and fifty original docu- 
ments, dated from 1650 to 1840. A full account of this important 
gift will be found at page ninety-seven of this issue. 

From Mr. Eben F. Thompson : A Facsimile of a Deposition signed 
by William Shakespeare, 11 May, 1612. 

From Mrs. Abbie Bennett Shepard: "The Sampson Family." 



no Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society 

From The Children of the late Robert Treat Paine : 'Taine An- 
cestry." 

From Mr. William G. Northup: "Some Records of the Northup 
and Tucker Families of Rhode Island." 

From Frederick A. Washburn, M.D. : "The Washbourne Family 
of Little Washbourne and Wichenford in the County of Worcester" 
in England. 

From Mr. Lew C. Hill: "The Pilgrim Fathers Their Church and 
Colony." 

From Prof. Henry B. Wright, the Compiler: "John French, Jr., 
of Taunton, Berkeley, Middleboro, and Oakham, Massachusetts, and 
His Descendants." 

From A Friend: The original Letter of Gaurdianship, dated 26 
April, 1732, appointing Seth Hiller of Rochester, Mass., guardian of 
"Sarah Sumers the daughter of John Sumers late of Rochester 
aforesd deceased" 

From Mr. George Ernest Bowman: "A Genealogical Memoir of 
the Lo-Lathrop Family." 



Rev. George M. Bodge died at West Roxbury, Boston, Mass., 18 July, 

1 9 14. Mr. Bodge was elected a member of this Society on 30 

June, 1902, as a descendant of John Howland. 
Francis Doane died at Norwood, Mass., 19 July, 1914. Mr. Doane 

was a descendant of Elder William Brewster, and became a 

member of this Society on 30 December, 1907. 
James Lovell Little died at Brookline, Mass., 20 August, 1914. Mr. 

Little was descended from Richard Warren, and was elected a 

member of this Society on 27 March, 1897. 



Members Elected 
June 24, 1914. 

1306. Miss Mary Elizabeth Davenport, Medford, Mass., ninth from 

John Alden. 

1307. Charles Brooks Appleton, Brookline, Mass., tenth from Wil- 

liam Brewster. 
August 27. 1914. 

1308. Miss Adeline Collamore Young, Quincy, Mass., ninth from 

Richard Warren. 

1309. Charles Hatch, Quincy, Mass., ninth from Richard Warren. 

1310. Wallace Lowe Kimball, Haverhill, Mass., eighth from Rich- 

ard Warren. 



Notes by the Editor 1 1 1 

Supplemental Lines Accepted 
July, 1914. 

1306. Miss Mary E. Davenport, ninth from Richard Warren. 
August, 1 9 14. 
922. Miss Fiorina M. Collamore, ninth from Richard Warren. 
1300. Mrs. Charles F. Weinhold, ninth from James 1 Chilton, eighth 
from Mary 2 Chilton; eighth from Stephen Hopkins. 

1308. Miss Adeline C. Young, tenth from William Brewster; eighth 

from William 1 White, seventh from Peregrine'"' White ; 
ninth from William 1 White, eighth from Peregrine 3 White. 

1309. Charles Hatch, seventh from Edward Doty. 

Attest: George Ernest Bowman, Secretary. 



NOTES BY THE EDITOR 

Rothermel's "Landing of the Pilgrims/' The Massachusetts 
Society has for sale, for the benefit of its Colonial Research Work, an 
artist's proof of P. F. Rothermel's "Landing of the Pilgrims," en- 
graved and signed by Joseph Andrews. This copy is in fine condition 
and would make a very acceptable gift for any descendant of a May- 
flower Passenger. It measures twenty-eight by thirty-four inches, 
and will be sold for twenty-five dollars ($25.00), if a remittance ac- 
companies the order. Remittance must be made payable to Massa- 
chusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, and should be mailed to 
Alvin P. Johnson, Treasurer, 53 Mt. Vernon St., Boston. 

Notice to Correspondents. We regret to say that the number of 
letters received by the Editor asking for information about the May- 
flower Pilgrims and their descendants, or about other Plymouth Col- 
ony families, is so large that it is impossible to reply to all of them. 

For eighteen years the Editor has been compiling, from original 
sources, the genealogies of all the Mayflower families, including all 
their descendants in both male and female lines, and the Massachusetts 
Society of Mayflower Descendants already owns a very large collec- 
tion of material, only a small part of which has ever been put into 
print. The cost of making this collection, which is constantly increas- 
ing in size and in genealogical and historical value, has been heavy, and 
the Society cannot still further increase its expenses by employing an 
assistant to supply this information free of charge. It has. therefore, 
become necessary for the Editor to confine his attention to those who 
are willing to assist the Society in its important work by paying a fee 
for consultation. All such fees are used solely in extending the 
Society's research work and remittances must be made payable to 
Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. 



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or who has performed distinguished public service, may be elected an 
Honorary Member of this Society, provided, that his descent from a 
Mayflower Passenger has been established, in accordance with the 
rules of the Society, before such election is proposed. 

"The name of a candidate for Honorary Membership shall be 
presented in writing at a regular meeting of the Board of Assistants, 
and shall be accompanied by favorable written reports from the Mem- 
bership Committee and the Historian. The candidate shall be voted 
upon by secret ballot, and a two-thirds vote of those present and 
voting, a quorum being present, shall be necessary for approval. The 
name of any candidate approved by the Board of Assistants shall be 
reported to the next business meeting of the Society, for election. 

"A candidate who has been duly approved by the Board of As- 
sistants may be elected an Honorary Member at any regular or special 
business meeting of the Society, provided, that notice of such proposed 
action has been given in the formal call for the meeting. The election 
shall be by secret ballot, and a two-thirds vote of those present and 
voting, a quorum being present, shall be required for election." 

At the regular meeting of the Board of Assistants, held at the 
Society's Rooms, on 23 September, 1914, more than a quorum being 
present, Mr. George Ernest Bowman formally proposed for Honorary 
Membership the name of Professor William Howard Taft, of New 
Haven, Conn. A favorable, and unanimous, report from the Member- 
ship Committee, Edwin A. Daniels, M.D., Mrs. Albert S. Apsey, 
Rev. Rufus B. Tobey, Mrs. C. Peter Clark and Mrs. Frank Moseley, 
was presented; and the Historian, Mrs. Charles F. White, also pre- 
sented a favorable report. A secret ballot was then taken, and the 
vote to approve was unanimous. 

The formal election to honorary membership will be at the special 
meeting of the Society, on 28 October, 1914. 

At the close of the business meeting, light refreshments will be 
served, as usual, by the Committee on At Home Days, Mrs. Charles H. 
Mclntyre, Mrs. Lorenzo D. Baker, Jr., Mrs. George A. Burdett, 
Mrs. George H. Woodman and Miss Grace W. Geer. 

Donations to the Library and Cabinet 

From Miss Mary L. Macomber: "The International Studio" for 
October, 1912, containing reproductions of seven of her paintings: 
also the Family Bible of her grandfather, Elijah G. Macomber. 

From Mr. William B. H. Dowse: One of the Bronze Medals struck 
to commemorate the opening of the Cape Cod Canal. 

From Mr. Samuel King Hamilton, the Author: "The Hamiltons 
of Waterborough (York County, Maine) Their Ancestors and 
Descendants." 

From Mr. Arthur C. Walworth: "The Walworths of America." 

From Mr. George Ernest Bowman : Fuller Genealogy, Volume II. 



Autographs of Mayflower Passengers 115 

Members Elected 
September 23, 1914. 

1311. Mrs. Joseph Elwood Crowell, Taunton, Mass., ninth from 

William Brewster. 

1312. Miss Mary L. Macomber, Boston, Mass., ninth from Francis 1 

Cooke, eighth from John 2 Cooke. 

1313. Mrs. George Hall, Newton Highlands, Mass., ninth from 

John Alden. 
* 

Supplemental Lines Accepted 

September, 1914. 

1312. Miss Mary L. Macomber, ninth from Richard Warren. 

13 13. Mrs. George Hall, ninth from John Howland. 

Attest : 

George Ernest Bowman, Secretary 



AUTOGRAPHS OF MAYFLOWER PASSENGERS 

By George Ernest Bowman 

Several of the newspaper articles which have been printed con- 
cerning the autograph signature of Samuel 2 Fuller {Edward 1 ) , now 
owned by this Society, are extremely inaccurate, and the errors they 
contain will, if not corrected, do serious injury to the reputation of 
the Society's two magazines. 

It has seemed advisable, therefore, to repeat and emphasize the 
facts about this particular signature, and at the same time to call 
attention to the fact that autographs of eleven different Mayflower 
Passengers have been reproduced in the sixteen volumes of "The May- 
flower Descendant" already published. 

In the first article of the July, 1914, issue of "The Mayflower 
Descendant" I printed a copy of the deed signed by Samuel 2 Fuller 
(Edn.'07'd 1 ) , the Mayflower Passenger, with a half-tone reproduction 
of one side of the document, showing the signature. 

In another article, in the same issue, I announced the gift to this 
Society of a collection of Collamore papers, the first sentence of the 
article reading as follows: "For more than eighteen years the Editor 
has been desirous of securing for the cabinet of the Massachusetts 
Society of Mayflower Descendants at least one autograph signature 
of a Mayflower Passenger." 

In the September, 1914, issue of "Pilgrim Notes and Queries" 
I gave a more extended account of the documents composing this col- 
lection, the first paragraph of the article reading as follows: "For 



ii4 Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society 

or who has performed distinguished public service, may be elected an 
Honorary Member of this Society, provided, that his descent from a 
Mayflower Passenger has been established, in accordance with the 
rules of the Society, before such election is proposed. 

"The name of a candidate for Honorary Membership shall be 
presented in writing at a regular meeting of the Board of Assistants, 
and shall be accompanied by favorable written reports from the Mem- 
bership Committee and the Historian. The candidate shall be voted 
upon by secret ballot, and a two-thirds vote of those present and 
voting, a quorum being present, shall be necessary for approval. The 
name of any candidate approved by the Board of Assistants shall be 
reported to the next business meeting of the Society, for election. 

"A candidate who has been duly approved by the Board of As- 
sistants may be elected an Honorary Member at any regular or special 
business meeting of the Society, provided, that notice of such proposed 
action has been given in the formal call for the meeting. The election 
shall be by secret ballot, and a two-thirds vote of those present and 
voting, a quorum being present, shall be required for election." 

At the regular meeting of the Board of Assistants, held at the 
Society's Rooms, on 23 September, 1914, more than a quorum being 
present, Mr. George Ernest Bowman formally proposed for Honorary- 
Membership the name of Professor William Howard Taft, of New 
Haven, Conn. A favorable, and unanimous, report from the Member- 
ship Committee, Edwin A. Daniels, M.D., Mrs. Albert S. Apsey, 
Rev. Rufus B. Tobey, Mrs. C. Peter Clark and Mrs. Frank Moseley, 
was presented; and the Historian, Mrs. Charles F. White, also pre- 
sented a favorable report. A secret ballot was then taken, and the 
vote to approve was unanimous. 

The formal election to honorary membership will be at the special 
meeting of the Society, on 28 October, 1914. 

At the close of the business meeting, light refreshments will be 
served, as usual, by the Committee on At Home Days, Mrs. Charles H. 
Mclntyre, Mrs. Lorenzo D. Baker, Jr., Mrs. George A. Burdett, 
Mrs. George H. Woodman and Miss Grace W. Geer. 

Donations to the Library and Cabinet 

From Miss Mary L. Macomber: "The International Studio" for 
October, 1912, containing reproductions of seven of her paintings ; 
also the Family Bible of her grandfather, Elijah G. Macomber. 

From Mr. William B. H. Dowse : One of the Bronze Medals struck 
to commemorate the opening of the Cape Cod Canal. 

From Mr. Samuel King Hamilton, the Author: "The Hamiltons 
of Waterborough (York County, Maine) Their Ancestors and 
Descendants." 

From Mr. Arthur C. Walworth: "The Walworths of America." 

From Mr. George Ernest Bowman : Fuller Genealogy, Volume II. 



Autographs of Mayflower Passengers 115 

Members Elected 
September 23, 1914. 

1311. Mrs. Joseph Elwood Crowell, Taunton, Mass., ninth from 

William Brewster. 

1312. Miss Mary L. Macomber, Boston, Mass., ninth from Francis 1 

Cooke, eighth from John 2 Cooke. 

13 13. Mrs. George Hall, Newton Highlands, Mass., ninth from 

John Alden. 

Supplemental Lines Accepted 
September, 1914. 

1312. Miss Mary L. Macomber, ninth from Richard Warren. 

13 13. Mrs. George Hall, ninth from John Howland. 

Attest : 

George Ernest Bowman, Secretary 



AUTOGRAPHS OF MAYFLOWER PASSENGERS 

By George Ernest Bowman 

Several of the newspaper articles which have been printed con- 
cerning the autograph signature of Samuel 2 Fuller (Edward?) , now 
owned by this Society, are extremely inaccurate, and the errors they 
contain will, if not corrected, do serious injury to the reputation of 
the Society's two magazines. 

It has seemed advisable, therefore, to repeat and emphasize the 
facts about this particular signature, and at the same time to call 
attention to the fact that autographs of eleven different Mayflower 
Passengers have been reproduced in the sixteen volumes of "The May- 
flower Descendant" already published. 

In the first article of the July, 1914, issue of "The Mayflower 
Descendant" I printed a copy of the deed signed by Samuel 2 Fuller 
(Edward?) , the Mayflower Passenger, with a half-tone reproduction 
of one side of the document, showing the signature. 

In another article, in the same issue, I announced the gift to this 
Society of a collection of Collamore papers, the first sentence of the 
article reading as follows: "For more than eighteen years the Editor 
has been desirous of securing for the cabinet of the Massachusetts 
Society of Mayflower Descendants at least one autograph signature 
of a Mayflower Passenger." 

In the September, 1914, issue of "Pilgrim Notes and Queries" 
I gave a more extended account of the documents composing this col- 
lection, the first paragraph of the article reading as follows: "For 



u6 Autographs of Mayflower Passengers 

more than eighteen years the Editor had been desirous of securing 
for the cabinet of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants 
at least one autograph signature of a Mayflower Passenger. It was, 
therefore, with especial satisfaction that he announced in the July, 
1914, issue of 'The Mayflower Descendant' the gift of two such signa- 
tures, found on deeds in a collection of Collamore Papers presented 
to the Society by Miss Fiorina M. Collamore, Miss Adeline Collamore 
Young and Mr. Charles Hatch." 

There is nothing in either of these three articles (and I have neither 
printed nor authorized any other statements on the subject) to indi- 
cate, as intimated by the newspaper articles, that I claimed to have 
discovered the only autograph of a Mayflower Passenger. I merely 
announced that a long hoped for gift had been secured for the Society's 
cabinet. 

Having reproduced, in "The Mayflower Descendant," signatures 
of eleven Mayflower Passengers, and being familiar with many fac- 
similes of such signatures, in many different publications, some of 
them printed more than sixty years ago, it did not occur to me, when 
writing these three articles, to call especial attention to the widely 
known fact that a number of autographs of other Mayflower Passen- 
gers were in existence. 

Two autographs of John Alden, three of Gov. William Bradford, 
one of Dorothy (May) Bradford, one of Mary (Chilton) Winslow, 
one of Samuel 2 Fuller (Edward 1 ) , one of Dr. Samuel Fuller, one of 
George Soule, one of Capt. Myles Standish, one of Elizabeth (Tilley) 
Howland, four of Peregrine 2 White (William 1 ) , one of Gov. Edward 
Winslow, making a total of seventeen, have already been reproduced 
in "The Mayflower Descendant." (See the list at the end of this 
article.) 

Autographs of Isaac Allerton, Elder William Brewster, John 2 
Cooke (Francis 1 ), Francis Eaton, John Howland and Resolved 2 White 
(William 1 ) will be reproduced in future issues of "The Mayflower 
Descendant." As previously announced, the autograph of Resolved 2 
White will appear in the January, 1915, issue, reproduced from the 
signature owned by this Society. 

I have not heretofore attempted to compile a record of all existing 
autograph signatures of Mayflower Passengers, but have tried to locate 
autographs of different individuals, noting duplicates incidentally, and 
my notes at the present writing show the location of more than fifty 
Mayflower Autographs, representing seventeen different Passengers. 

In future I shall keep a record of every autograph of a Mayflower 
Passenger which comes to my attention, and shall be very grateful to 
any one who can give me information concerning signatures not re- 
ferred to in the present article, as I hope to print, at an early date, a 
descriptive list of all that are known to me. 

A reference list of the autographs already reproduced in "The 
Mavflower Descendant" follows. 



Autographs of Mayflower Passengers 117 

[Reproduced in "The Mayflower Descendant"] 

In the April, 1899, issue of "The Mayflower Descendant" [Vol. I, 
p. 65] will be found a half-tone reproduction of the original will of 
Mary 2 (Chilton) Winslow, dated 31 July, 1676, and signed by a mark. 
This will is in the Suffolk County Registry of Probate, Boston, Mass. 
I do not know of any other signature of Mary 2 Chilton {James 1 ). 

In the July, 1899, issue [Vol. I, p. 129] will be found a half-tone 
reproduction of the original will of Peregrine 2 White {William 1 ), 
dated 14 July, 1704. This will is in Pilgrim Hall Plymouth, Mass. 
[For three other signatures see the January, 191 1, issue.] 

In the January, 1902, issue [Vol. IV, p. 1] will be found a half-tone 
reproduction of the original will of Gov. Edward 1 Winslow, dated 
18 December, 1654. This will is in the files at Somerset House, Lon- 
don, Eng. Other signatures of Gov. Winslow are known. 

In the April, 1902, issue [Vol. IV, p. 98] will be found a half-tone 
reproduction of the original will of John Barnes of Plymouth, dated 
6 March, 1667/8. and bearing the autograph signature of George 1 Soule, 
as a witness. This will is in the Registry of Deeds at Plymouth, Mass. 
I do not know of any other signature of George 1 Soule. 

In the April, 1903, issue [Vol. V, p. 113] will be found a half-tone 
reproduction of the fourth page of the first volume of the Plymouth 
Colony Records of Deeds. This page was written by Gov. William 1 
Bradford, and bears his name written by himself. These records are 
in the Registry of Deeds, at Plymouth, Mass. Numerous other signa- 
tures of Gov. Bradford are known. 

In the January, 1905, issue [Vol. VII, p. 1] will be found a half- 
tone reproduction of an original deed signed by Experience Mitchell 
of Duxbury. This deed was dated 8 January, 1679/80, and was 
acknowledged the same day, "before me John Alden Asist" This 
deed is owned by Mr. Henry D. Forbes of Boston, Mass. I know of 
several other signatures of John 1 Alden. 

In the January, 1907, issue [Vol. IX, p. 1] will be found a half-tone 
reproduction of an original letter, dated 6 February, 1631, and signed 
by four Mayflower Passengers, "William Bradford Gove r ", Myles 
Standish, Dr. Samuel 1 Fuller and John Alden, also by Thomas Prence. 
This letter is in the Chamberlain Collection at the Public Library, 
Boston, Mass. Other signatures of Myles Standish are known, also 
of Alden and Bradford, as already stated. 

In the April, 1907, issue [Vol. IX, p. 115] will be found a half-tone 
reproduction of the record, at Amsterdam, Holland, of the marriage 
intentions of William 1 Bradford and his first wife. Dorothy May. 
Both of the contracting parties signed the record, which is not dated, 
but follows one dated 9 November, 161 3. Both William and Dorothy 
Bradford were Mayflower Passengers. I do not know of any other 
signature of Dorothy (May) Bradford. 

In the January. 191 1, issue [Vol. XIII, p. 1] will be found half-tone 
reproductions of portions of three original documents, each bearing 



n8 Death of Nathaniel Young, 175 1 

the autograph signature of Peregrine 2 White ( William*) . The oldest, 
dated 26 December, 1692, was written as a witness to the will of 
William Norcut, Sr., of Marshfield, Mass. The second signature was 
written as one of the appraisers of the estate of William Norcut, Sr., 
on 22 September, 1693. Both the will and the inventory are in the 
Registry of Probate, at Plymouth, Mass. The third signature was 
written 17 January, 1695/6, as a witness to a bond given by John Sher- 
man of Marshfield, Mass. This bond, when photographed, was owned 
by Miss Phebe E. Freeman, of Provincetown, Mass. [For another 
signature see the July, 1899, issue.] Several other autographs of 
Peregrine 2 White are known. 

In the April, 191 1, issue [Vol. XIII, p. 65] will be found a half-tone 
reproduction of the original bond of administration on the estate of 
John 1 Howland, dated 5 March, 1672, signed by his widow, Elizabeth 
(Tilley) Howland, and two sons-in-law. Elizabeth 2 Tilley came with 
her parents in the Mayflower. This bond is in the Registry of Probate, 
at Plymouth, Mass. I do not know of any other signature of Elizabeth 
(Tilley) Howland. 

In the July, 19 14, issue [Vol. XVI, p. 129] will be found a half-tone 
reproduction of an original deed, dated 25 March, 1650, and signed by 
Samuel 2 Fuller (Edward 1 ). This deed is owned by the Massachusetts 
Society of Mayflower Descendants, Boston, Mass. I do not know of 
another signature of Samuel 2 Fuller (Edward 1 ). 



DEATH OF NATHANIEL YOUNG, i75i 

The following abstract of the report of a coroner's jury on the 
death of Nathaniel Young of Eastham, in 1751, was made by the 
Editor, in 191 1, from the original document owned by Mr. Freeman E. 
Snow of Orleans, Mass. 



Barnstabe : SS An Inquisitin Indented taken at Eastham .... on the 
fifth day of July .... befor John Knowles Gentelman one of the 

Coroners of our said lord the King upon view of the Bodey of 

Nathanel Young of Eastham afore said then and there being dead by 
the oaths of Edmon freeman Joseph Rogers John Cole Israel mayo 
Joshua Cole Joseph Cole Ju Gersham Cole William Smith Jonathan 
linnel Joseph hammelton Barnabas Twining Sulvenos Cole Edmon 
Doane & Isaac Higgins : Jur : Good and lawful men of Eastham afore 

said who being Charged and Sworn to Enquire when and 

by what means and how the said Nathanel Young Came to his death 
upon their oaths do say that the afore said Nathanel Young came to 
his Death by misfortune by falling out of a bote into the water and 
was drownded on the fourth day July : 175 1 



The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 



119 



[Dated at Eastham*] 




• Joseph Cole Jur 


(seal) 


Barnabas twining 


(seal) 


Gersham Cole 


(seal) 


Sulvenos Cole 


(seal) 


Isaac Higgins:3 


(seal) 


Edmand Doane 


(seal) 


Israel Mayo 


(seal) 



John Knowles Cor (seal) 

Edmond freeman (seal) 

William Smith (sealj 

Joseph Roggers (seal) 

John Cole (seal) 

Jonathan linnel (seal; 

Joseph hameton (seal) 

Joshua Cole (seal; 



THE DIARY OF JABEZ FITCH, JR. 

. ( Continued from page iof) 

1762 Sund: y e 11 th of July I heard M r Wight from Psalm 101 st I st 

y e 16 th I Reap d for Bro r Elisha 

yc j^th we began to Reap our wheet. 

y e 24 th of July In y e Evening was a most Horrable Tempest . & 
Extreem Smart Thunder & Lightning. y e Wife of John Kanada 
& Katura Tracy a Young Woman were both Sruck Dead in an Inst 1 
in y e hous of Jona n Brewster of Preston — In y e Above Storm I am 
Informd there was a tree Struck near y e Dwelling hous of Boarz 
Williams . a Swine kil'd at Stonington & a man hurt at Newent. 

Sund:. y e 25 th I heard M r Wight Revel; 3 rd 20 th — In y e After- 
noon I Attend'd y e Funeral of y e Afors d Persons where I heard M r 
Rosater from Proverbs 27 th I st — I am Enform'd y t on y e afors d 
24 th Ins* 2 men were Drownded in a Pond in N. London N. Par sh 
whose name were Hill & were Brothers. 

ye 29th There was a private Fast in this Plais on ac 1 of y e Drouth 
&c. I heard M r Powers from Ezek 11 14 th 20 th & M r Lord from Isaiah 

jyth 7th 

y e 30 th there was a very Refreshing Shower of Rain. This Day I 
hear'd of y e Death of Christ 1 " Leffingwell's Wife who Died y s Morning. 

ye 31st We Sow'd our turnups 

Aug 1 5 th We finish'd Haying 

Sund : y e 8 th I hear'd M r Wight from Psalm 96 th 8 th y« Sacram* 
was administred &c. 

y e 10 th In y e Evening there was a Remarkabl Light in y e North 

y e 11 th In y e Evening was a Light as Surprising as y e other This 
Day Sister Rudd Made us a visit 

ye j^th there was Somthing of a Light in y e North 

Sund: y e 15 th In y e afternoon I heard M r Wight from Job 12 th 8 th 

y e 17th There was another Day of fasting kept on ac l of y e Drouth. 
I hear'd M r Rosater from Hosea 2 nd 8 th 9 th . & M r Johnson from 
Lamt s I st 16 th 

* An attempt was made to erase these three words. 



120 The Diary of Jabcz Fiteh, Jr. 

ye 20 th There was Some Refreshing Showers of Rain, this Day I 
went to Town to mill. 

Saturday y e 28 th I hear'd y e Sorrowfull News of y e Death of my 
Bro r Corddilla, with Some affecting Circumstances attending y e Same. 

How Short & hasty is our Life 

How vast our Souls affairs 
Yet Senseless mortals vainly strive 

to lavish out their Years. 

Our Days run thoughtlessly along 

without a moment's Stay 
Just like a Story or a Song 

we pass our Lives away. 

Sund : y e 29 th of Aug* I hear'd M r Wight from Hebrews 4 th 2 nd 

Sept r 2 nd In y e Evening I was at Bro r Elisha's. Capt: Giddings 
& L l Tracy were there with me &c. 

Sund: y e 12 th of Sept r in y e Evens I Set out to go to Haddam 
Expecting Some further Enteliganc of my Bro rs Death. I went to 
Bro r Rudd's y* night & y e 13 th Early in y e morning I Set out on my 
Journey. I Rid through Bozrah Colchester & Moodos. cros'd y e Ferry 
& & got to M r Hazeltons Sun an hour high, where I found a Certifacet 
y l my Bro r had from his Majestys Ship y e Crisant, when he was left 
Sick at Antigua I also hear'd of one Bracket of Walingford y* was 
Ship mate with my Bro r on which news I went forward as far as 
Camp's in Durham where I Lodgd y l night 

ye j^th 1 was riding very Early & got to Job Brakets by 10 oClock 
where I larnd y t my Bro r went to Martenego Jail about y e 26 th of 
Janu> r 1760. y e 19 th of March was taken on Bord His Majesty's Ship 
y e Monticu, y e 5 th of Apr 11 was put over to y e Crisent. y e 5 th of May 
was left Sick at Antigue to recrute & y e begining of June went on 
Board His Majestys Ship y e Lankester & Saild with y e Fleet for 
England . & y* he Died on their passage near y e Last of June 1760. 
Thus Ends y e Short History of y e life of my poor Bro r Cordilla . who 
in y e 23 rd Year of his Age Died at Sea his Body Buried in y e Ocean 
& his Soul Departed into one of those two Eternal worlds of Spirits 
where all my Departed friends & Relations are gon to Receive their 
Rewards according as they have Improv'd y r Short Space of probation 

Sept r 19 th 1762 . Sunday . I heard M r Wight from Hosea 4 th 6 th 
& Gala ns 3 rd 27 th 

Sept r 30 th Mother Perkin's Cow was Choak'd with an appel So > rt 
we Kild her. 

Sund: y e 3 rd of Oct 1 " I hear'd M r Parke from Ephesians I st 13 th 

y e 4th L* Gore gave y e Compy a Noble Treet 

ye 14th 1 hear'd M r 'Hart from Psalm 2 nd I st 2 nd & 3 rd v ss This 
Day I Se my old Friend M r Giles. 

Oct r y e 22 nd I heard there was a Young Prince Born in Great 
Britain, in Aug t last. 



The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 121 

about this time I heard of y e Deaths of Mist rs Hobe 1 Tyler John 
Hide & Elias Lord. 

y e 11 th Ins 1 the Rev d M r Rosater of Stonington Died. 

Nov 1 " I st I went to Training at Ens n Blunts he Treeted y e Company 
this Day &c. 

y e 4 th I carried a Lode of pertators to y e Landing — This Day 
M f Hart was Ordain'd at Preston. 

Nov 1 " y e 7 th & 8 th there fell a concidrable Snow. 

ye I0 th J W ent Down to L* Stanton's on Some Business with him &c. 

Sund: y e 14 th I hear'd M r Parke from Hebrews 4 th 16 th . After 
meeting I was at a funeral of a Child of Ens n Dan 11 Gates's 

ye j^th J was at Chelcy where I Se my old friend James Cobb 

ye jgth was ye public thanksgiving . I heard M r Wight from Psalm 
103 rd lSt & 2nd ySS - The Evening following David Safford was Married. 

y e 19 th I carried a Lode of pertators to Chelcy for John Tracy. 

ye 23rd John Baley & his wife Came up from Groton. 

ye 27th J we nt over to uncle Demings with Bro r Pelatiah where I 
Se my old Friend Sam 11 Stoddard 

ye 22 nd I finish'd Diging pertators — I rais'd in all this Year 
148 Bush 11 * 

Sund : y e 28 th I hear'd M r Park from Psalm 80 th 7 th y e Night fol- 
lowing John Baly & his Cosen Jonathan came here. 

ye 29 th I kil'd my Hogs, they wai'd as Follows (viz) lbs 

N°i .. 198 

N° 2 . . 175 

N°3 . . 172 

N°4 •'. 155 



700 

This Day also I carted Some Corn & pork Down to pocatanuck 
for Baley it was Some time in y e Evening when I Got home & Some 
what Rainy. 

ye 20 th I workd at Highways 

Dec 5 " I st Jos h Randal help'd me Dig Sones. 

Dec 1 " 3 rd I went to y e Landing with a lode of Sass. 

ye 4th m ye morning there fell a light Snow. 

ye ^th J went over to Town where I se Bro r Pelat h at Court. 

ye yth Dan 11 Mix help'd me thrash. 

y e Latter part of this week is Remarkable moderate weather. 

Saturd: y e 11 th I went to y e Landing again — y e Night follow- 
ing I am watching with my old friend Sam 11 Stoddard (who is very 
Sick at Uncle Demings) where I read Some pasages in y e Life of 
M r Tho s Beaird &c. 

About this time our Souldiers are coming home from y e Ivannah 
"by whom I hear of many Deaths among others were Rozel Park- 
Jos 11 Parke Peter Park Tho s Andrus Ruben Mix & many others. 

(Uncle Demings) Dec 1 " 11 th 1762. 



122 The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 

Dec r 13 th 1762. This Day I was at Town meeting. Mist rs Richard 
Hide, Joseph Peck, John Tracy ju r , Phinehas Adams, Rob 1 Kanady, 
Isaac Huntington ju r & Elijah Lothrop were chose Select men for y e 
Year Ensuing. 

y e 17 th Bro r Rudd & his Wife Staid at our House 

y e 18 th the Night following there was a Remarkable Light in y e 
North. 

Sund: y e 19 I heard M r Park from Matt w 18 th 7 th 

ye 22 nd I went to y e Lands & tock a 40 S. Bill of J no Tracy 

y e 24 th I went to y e Landing with John Bailey gave M r B d a Note 
for £2.14.6 L.M. in y e Evening M r Hillard & his Wife were at our 
hous. 

Christmas Day I put a Winddow into y e Bedroom &c. 

ye 28 th Was our Society Meeting Mist rs Zeb d Andrus Dan 11 Mix 
& Benj n Richards were chose Committee for y e Year Ensuing. 

ye 29 th I went to Chelcy Settled my ac l with Capt : Backus by giving 
him a Note £7.14. 

ye ^ 1 st i n ye Evening I heard M r Park at M r Gores from John 14 th 
6 th 

Januy I st 1763 I went to Esq 1 " Witters paid him 2.40 S. Bills of 
March 1762. 

Sund : y e 2 nd I heard M r Wight from Romans 5 th 19 th 

y e 10 th Uncle Deming Died of a Short Illness Aged 68 Years & 
1 Day. His wife is Now Sick of y e Same Distember as also his 
Daughter Lucy . & Bro r Elisha's Wife. 

ye n th 1 was at ye above Funeral. 

ye 12 th I was at a Society Meeting where Deac ns Avery & Kanady 
overshot themselves &c. 

y e 17 th I met Capt: Giddings at Bro r Elishas on y* Pride Business. 

y* 18 th Aunt Deming Died an hour before Day . This Day I went 
to y e Landing Setled Some Business with M r Ginnings &c. 

ye jpth t was at aunt Demings Funeral. 

ye 22 nd I was at Lothropes Mill & up as far as Esq r Huntingtons 
Shop : 

Sund : 23 rd I heard M r Wight from Deute? 32 nd 6 th 

About this time I read Doct r Harvy's Sermons on y e Public fasts 
at Home . & also the Desenting Gentleman's Answer to y e Rev nd M r 
Whites three Letters &c. 

ye 31st j was at a si n gi n g meting at y e Schoolhouse. 

Feb 7 " 2 nd was a Sevear Storm. This Day I Reckon'd with IS Gore 

y e 4 th I was at a Singing meeting at M r Richards's in y e Even* 

Sund: y e 6 th of Feb r 1763. I heard M r Treet from 2 nd Corin s 

5 th Ilth 

about this time I read M r Whiteker's Salabrated Discorce Entitled 
y e Tryal of y e Spirit. 

ye yth 1 was at a Singing Meeting In y e Evening at John Smiths 
This Day John Tracy's Wife was Buried She Died Yesterday about 
9 oClock in y e morning 



The Diary of Jabcz Fitch, Jr. 123 

y e II th Benj n Andrus ju r Died of a very Short Illness. 

ye I2 th 1 attended y e above Funeral heard M r Wight from Eclesi- 
astes 9 th 12 th &c. 

Now y e Weather Continues very Sevear y c Snow Deep &c 

ye pth i ns t Fathers old Mare Died in y e 26 th Year of her Age. 
IvI.B. altho She Did not Die a Natural Death She would have Don it 
if James Fitch had not cut her throat for She was far gon in a 
Consumtion 

Sund : y e 13 th I read Some of Doc r Doddridge's works. 

ye 14th j W ent to Chelcy & in y e Evening I was at a Singing School 
School at M r Wights 

ye X c;th j help'd Roger Haskel Draw Some Cyder Down to Benj n 
Andrus's coming home I catch'd Two Squrrels 

ye 26th I made my Boys a Small Cart which pleas'd them well &c. 

Saturd: y e 19 th Roger Haskel help'd me part of y e Day &c — 
Sun about 2 hours high at Night Bill was Scolded very bad So y l Not 
with standing all our cair & Endeavours to help him he Died y e next 
Day about noon which was Sund : y e 20 th of Feb r 1763. he was in y* 
4 th Year of his Age a Sprightly, Promising & active Boy, who was 
greatly in y e Affections of those nearly consern'd in him 

Nature has Soft but powerfull Bands 

& Reason She controles. 
while Children with their little hands 

hang Clostest to our Souls. 

ye 2 ist we Buried poor Bill after y e Funeral I was at Bro r Elishas 
with Capt: Giddings on Prides Business. M r Crary met us there &c. 

ye 23 rd Bro r Rudd & his Wife made us a visit. 

ye 24 th I was at a Society Meeting 

ye 25th m ye Evening I was at a Singing Meeting at Deac n Mix's. 

ye 26 th My ButhDay I began me a Singing Book &c — 

Sund: y e 27 th I hear'd M r Wight from John 20 th 31 st — Read Some 
of Doct r Doddridge . &c 

ye 28 th was a very Stormy Day I work'd on my Singing Book most 
of y e Day — and Now y e Ground has ben Cover'd with Snow more 
than Eight weeks. 

March I st I went to Mill with my hand Sled . and a tedious Jobb 
I Had. 

y e 2 nd I was at a Lecture at Lucy Demings where I heard M r Wight 
from Psalm 89 th 48 th 

ye yd 1 g 0t out flax & at Night I took a Hors to keep for M r Barna 

ye 4th was a Moderate thaw 

ye gth ver y Rainey 

Sund : y e 6 th Sun an hour high in y e Morning I heard part of y e 
Great Bridge go off in y e Breaking up of y e River & y e rest of y e Bridge 
I am Inform'd went off y e Same Day Save two Trussels. This Day 
I read an Ordination Sermon preach'd By M r Buel East Hampton 
Long- Island &c. 



124 A Complete Set of " The Mayflower Descendant" 

ye ^th j n ye Evening I met Capt: Giddings at Bro r Elishas on ac* 
of Prides Business. 

ye I2 th 1 bought a Cow Caff & Colt of John Prentice for £8 to be 
paid this Day twelve month or Interest to Commence then 

Sund: y e 20 th I hear'd M r Park from Psalm 84 th 10 th 

y e 21 st In y e Evening Bro r Pelatiah Came to our House Staid y* 
night &c. 

ye 22 nd I went with Capt: Giddings & Bro r Elisha to y e Probate 
to make Rep 1 Concerning Pride's Est 1 Then we Din'd at Esq : Tracys 
& went to Se Court where Capt : Giddings & I were Summon'd on y e 
Jury &c We Emmediately Enter'd on the Tryal of an Action of 
Trover of Jabez Post vs. Prof r Witmore Huntington & Elderkin for 
y e PI 1 Johns 11 & Stedman y e Def* found for y e PI 1 £50 Damage [s] 

Wendsd: y e 23 rd We Tryed an Action of Trover of Baquith vs 
Noice of Lyme . Dorr & Johnson for y e PI 1 Elderkin & Griswould 
for y e Def* found for y e Pla 1 £20 Damages &c 

This Day we also Enterd on an Action of Debt of Wight vs. Grist 
& Hall — Stedman & Elderkin for y e Plaint ff Johns" & Huntington 
for y e Def 1 found for y e Plaint ff £14.11.2 Debt. 

Thursd : y e 24 th In y e morning we Enter'd on y e Case of Dom : Rex. 
vs John Knight — a Case of Life & Death, we heard y e Evidences 
& part of y e Disputes this Day. 

Fryd: at 1 oClock y e Jury tock y e Case & after Din 1 " Repair'd to 
y e Court house & Discorced on y e Case all y e Afternoon & then went 
to our Quarters 

(To be continued) 



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flower Descendant" has been presented to the Society, by a subscriber, 
to be sold for the benefit of its Colonial Research Work. 

The sixteen volumes (1899-1914) will be sold for $50.00. 

Remittance must accompany the order, and must be made payable 
to the Society. 

Communications should be addressed to George Ernest Bowman, 
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Register of Minor Children 125 



REGISTER OF MINOR CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, 
NEPHEWS AND NIECES OF MEMBERS OF THE 
, SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

( Continued from page /08) 

[Membership in the Society of Mayflower Descendants is limited 
to persons over eighteen years of age, and we have frequently been 
urged to devise some plan for registering younger children, both for 
permanent record as a part of the "Mayflower Genealogies" which 
we have been compiling for many years, and for the purpose of mak- 
ing it easier for such children to become members of the Society, when 
they reach the required age. ^ 

We have, therefore, established a registry of the children, under 
eighteen years of age, of members of the Society of Mayflower De- 
scendants. Members of all State Societies may register their children 
on payment, strictly in advance, of a fee of one dollar for each child, 
to cover the expense of recording and card indexing, and of printing 
in this department. The names of children registered will be printed,* 
unless we are requested not to print them. 

Minor children of deceased members may be registered by any 
other member of the Society. 

A member of any State Society of Mayflower Descendants may 
register a minor grandchild, or a minor nephew or niece, if trre child's 
father or mother, through whom the Mayflower descent is claimed, 
died without becoming a member of the Society. 

The full name, place of birth and date of birth must be given for 
each child to be registered, also the name of the State Society of which 
the parent is a member. If both parents are members, the fact should 
be stated. 

Minor children of living parents who are eligible to membership 
in the Society, but have not become members, cannot be registered in 
this department. They may, however, be recorded, for the same fee, 
in our Registry of Non-Members, which will include non-members of 
all ages.] 

[Register of Minor Children] 

Mrs. George Hall.. Mass. 1313 : a son, James Hunter Hall, born 
30 March, 1900, at New York, N. Y. 



126 Applications for Membership 

APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE 

MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF 

MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Eligibility 

Every male or female descendant, over eighteen years of age, of 
any passenger in the Mayflower on the voyage which ended at Plym- 
outh on December 26, 1620, is eligible to membership in this Society. 
[A list of the Passengers will be found on the next page.] 

Every application for membership must be made on a "Pre- 
liminary Application" blank provided by the Society. Such appli- 
cation must bear the autograph signatures of the candidate and of 
two members of this Society who must vouch for the applicantf 

The sum of ten dollars ($10.00), to cover the Entrance Fee and 
the Annual Dues for the current fiscal year, must be deposited with 
the Secretary when the Preliminary Application is filed. 

After the Membership Committee has approved a Preliminary 
Application the Pedigree Papers are issued. If the Pedigree Papers 
are not filled out in duplicate and filed with the Secretary within 
six months after the approval of the Preliminary Application such 
approval becomes void. 

After the pedigree has been examined by the Historian the appli- 
cation is laid before the Board of Assistants, who vote upon it by 
secret ballot, and two negative votes reject. 

Entrance Fee and Annual Dues 

The Entrance Fee is five dollars. 

The Annual Dues of all members elected after 28 March, 1912, 
are five dollars, payable at the time of election and on the first 
day of March in each year; and all such members who have paid 
their dues for the fiscal year receive the Society's quarterly maga- 
zine, "The Mayflower Descendant," for such fiscal year without 
further charge. 

The Society's monthly magazine, "Pilgrim Notes and Queries," 
is sent free to all members. 

Members elected in the months of December, 'January and Febru- 
ary are not required to pay annual dues on the first day of March 
next ensuing. 

The payment at one time of the sum of one hundred dollars 
exempts the member so paying from all future annual dues, and 
constitutes him a Life Member. All Life Members receive both 
"The Mayflower Descendant" and "Pilgrim Notes and Queries" 
without extra charge. 



The Mayflower Passengers 



127 



THE MAYFLOWER PASSENGERS 

There were only one hundred and four (104) Mayflower Passen- 
gers. Every one of them is included in the two lists following. 
There were no other passengers. 

[The 49 Passengers from Whom Descent Can Be Proved] 



John 1 Alden 

Isaac 1 Allerton 
wife Mary- 
daughter Mary' 
daughter Remember 2 

John 1 Billington 
wife Eleanor 
son Francis* 

William 1 Bradford 

William 1 Brewster 
wife Mary 
son Love 2 

Peter 1 Brown 

James 1 Chilton 

wife 

daughter Mary 3 

Francis 1 Cooke 
son John 3 



Edward 1 Doty 
Francis 1 Eaton 

wife Sarah 

son Samuel 3 
Edward 1 Fuller 

wife 

son Samuel 2 
Dr. Samuel 1 Fuller 
Stephen 1 Hopkins 

2d wife, Elizabeth 

son Gyles 2 
(by 1st wife) 

daughter Constance 2 
(by 1st wife) 
John 1 Howland 
William 1 Mullins 

wife Alice 

daughter Priscilla 2 



Degory 1 Priest 
Thomas 1 Rogers 

son Joseph 2 
Henry 1 Samson 
George 1 Soule 
Myles 1 Standish 
John 1 Tilley 

wife 

daughter Elizabeth 3 
Richard 1 Warren ^ 
William 1 White 

wife Susanna 

son Resolved 2 

son Peregrine 3 
Edward 1 Winslow 



[The 55 Passengers from Whom We Cannot Prove Descent] 



Bartholomew 2 Allerton 
John Allerton 
John 2 Billington 
Dorothy Bradford 

(wife of William 1 ) 
Wrestling 2 Brewster 
Richard Britteridge 
William Butten 
Robert Carter 
John Carver 
Katharine Carver 

(wife of John) 
Maid servant of the 

Carvers 
Richard Clarke 
Humility Cooper 
John 1 Crackston 

son John 3 

Ely 

Thomas English 



Moses Fletcher 
Richard Gardiner 
John Goodman 
W r illiam Holbeck 
John Hooke 
Damaris 2 Hopkins 
Oceanus 2 Hopkins 
John Langmore 
William Latham 
Edward Leister 
Edmund Margeson 
Christopher Martin 

wife 

Desire Minter 
Ellen More 
Jasper More 
Richard More 
[a boy] More 
Joseph 2 Mullins 
Solomon Prower 



John Rigdale 
wife Alice 

Rose Standish 

(istwife of Myles 1 ) 
Elias Story 
Edward Thomson 
Edward Tilley 

wife Ann 
Thomas 1 Tinker 

wife 



son 



William Trevore 
John 1 Turner 

son 

son 

Roger Wilder 
Thomas Williams 
Elizabeth Winslow 

(wife of Edward 1 ) 
Gilbert W T inslow 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

Committee on Publication 
Lew C. Hill Alvin P. Johnson 

Stanley W. Smith Frederick Foster 

George Ernest Bowman, Editor 



CONTENTS -OCTOBER, J9J4 

I. Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society of 

Mayflower Descendants Page 113 

II. Autographs of Mayflower Passengers. By George 

Ernest Bowman 115 

III. Death of Nathaniel Young, 1751 .... 118 

IV. The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. (Continued) . 119 
V. A Complete Set of "The Mayflower Descendant" . 124 

VI. Register of Minor Children, Grandchildren, Nephews 
and Nieces of Members of the Society of May- 
flower Descendants 125 

VII. Applications for Membership in the Massachusetts 

Society of Mayflower Descendants . . . 126 

VIII. The Mayflower Passengers 127 



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Subscription rates to all who are not members of the Massachu- 
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"Pilgrim Notes and Queries," $1.00 per year, strictly in advance. 

Single copies of current issues, 10 cents each. 
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Single copies of current issues, 75 cents each. 



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PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

GEORGE ERNEST BOWMAN, Editor 

Published by the 
Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants 

53 Mount Vernon Street, Boston 
VoL n NOVEMBER, X9J4 No. 9 



OFFICIAL NOTICES OF THE MASSACHUSETTS 
SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Change in Date of Annual Dinner 

The Nineteenth Annual Reception and Dinner of the Massachu- 
setts Society of Mayflower Descendants will be held at the Copley- 
Plaza, Boston, on Tuesday evening, 8 December, 1914, at seven o'clock, 
in commemoration of the Signing of "The Compact" on The May- 
flower, in Cape Cod Harbor. 

Especial attention is directed to the change from the date "previously 
announced. 

"The Compact" was signed on the twenty-first day of November, 
1620; but the date of our Annual Dinner has been changed, for this 
year, in order to secure the presence of Professor Taft, our first 
Honorary Member. 

Addresses will be made by : 

Hon. William Howard Taft, LL.D., of New Haven, Conn., 

former President of the United States. 
Hon. John D. Long, of Hingham, Mass., former Governor of 

the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
Prof. Henri Lichtenberger, Litt.D., from The Sorbonne, Paris, 
France, Exchange Professor with France, at Harvard 
University. 

129 



I 3° Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society 

A Reception to our distinguished guests will precede the dinner. 
Members may obtain tickets for themselves and their guests at the 
Society's Rooms, 53 Mt. Vernon St., Boston; or tickets will be mailed 
by the Secretary, on receipt of remittance made payable to "Society 
of Mayflower Descendants." 

The price of tickets will be three dollars ($3.00) for each person. 
Members may purchase any desired number of tickets. 

Seats will be assigned by the Committee in the order of application. 
The round tables to be used will seat ten persons. Members who 
desire seats at the same table should, if possible, forward their appli- 
cations together. 

Lew C. Hill 
Frederick Foster 
Mrs. Charles F. White 
Miss Mary F. Edson 
Arthur C. Walworth 

Committee on Annual Dinner 

Business Meeting Held in October 

A Special Business Meeting of the Society was held at the Society's 
Rooms on Wednesday afternoon, 28 October, 1914. 

Prof. William Howard Taft, of Yale University, New Haven, 
Conn., formerly President of the United States, a descendant of 
Francis Cooke of The Mayflower, was unanimously elected an Honor- 
ary Member of this Society. 

After the business meeting refreshments were served by the 
Committee on At Home Days. 

Donations to the Library and Cabinet 

From Mr. Henry D. Forbes: Two Photographs of Commissions 
issued to Jonathan Howard of Bridgewater, Mass. : One dated 1744, 
as Captain of the Second Foot Company in Bridgewater; the other 
dated 1754, as "Breviate Major" of the Plymouth County Regiment 
and Captain of the Fourth Foot Company in Bridgewater. 

From Mrs. Maud Mendall Nelson, the author: "New Bedford Fifty 
Years Ago." 

From the New Jersey State Library: "Archives of the State of 
New Jersey. Second Series. Volume IV." 

From a Friend: "Plymouth Plantation." 

From Mr. George Ernest Bowman: "We and Our Kinsfolk," also 
"Some Early Generations of the Kingman Family." 



Mrs. Louisa Turner Hodgdon died at Srinagar, Cashmere, India, 
19 August, 1914. Mrs. Hodgdon was elected to membership in this 
Society on 23 June, 1897, in right of descent from John Howland. 



A Complete Set of " The Mayflower Descendant" 131 

Members Elected 

October 28, 1914. 

1314. William Hathaway McNeil, St. Joseph, Mo., eighth from 

Francis 1 Cooke, seventh from John 2 Cooke. 

1315. Paul Southworth Bliss, Cambridge, Mass., ninth from John 

Alden. 

1316. Jesse Louis Gammons, M.D., Taunton, Mass., ninth from 

Thomas Rogers. 

1317. Mrs. John Carpenter Dawson, Grant City, Mo., ninth from 

Myles Standish. 

13 18. Miss Milley Blanche Dawson, Grant City, Mo., tenth from 

Myles Standish. 

1319. Mrs. Cyrus Bradley Chase, Anabel, Mo., ninth from Myles 

Standish. 

1320. Prof. William Howard Taft, New Haven, Conn., eighth from 

Francis Cooke. [See report of Special Society Meeting, 
on page 130 of this issue.] 

Supplemental Lines Accepted 

October, 19 14. 

1 151. Mrs. Charles H. Mclntyre, ninth from Francis Cooke, in two 
lines; tenth from Francis Cooke, in two lines; tenth from 
Richard Warren, in two lines. 
1315. Paul S. Bliss, ninth from John Alden (two lines). 

Attest : George Ernest Bowman 
Secretary 



A COMPLETE SET OF 
"THE MAYFLOWER DESCENDANT » 

A complete set of this Society's quarterly magazine "The May- 
flower Descendant" has been presented to the Society, by a subscriber, 
to be sold for the benefit of its Colonial Research Work. 

The sixteen volumes (1899-1914) will be sold for $50.00. 

Remittance must accompany the order, and must be made payable 
to the Society. 

Communications should be addressed to George Ernest Bowman, 
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132 Register of Minor Children 



REGISTER OF MINOR CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, 

NEPHEWS AND NIECES OF MEMBERS OF THE 

SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

( Continued from page 125) 

[Membership in the Society of Mayflower Descendants is limited 
to persons over eighteen years of age, and we have frequently been 
urged to devise some plan for registering younger children, both for 
permanent record as a part of the "Mayflower Genealogies" which 
we have been compiling for many years, and for the purpose of mak- 
ing it easier for such children to become members of the Society, when 
they reach the required age. 

We have, therefore, established a registry of the children, under 
eighteen years of age, of members of the Society of Mayflower De- 
scendants. Members of all State Societies may register their children 
on payment, strictly in advance, of a fee of one dollar for each child, 
to cover the expense of recording and card indexing, and of printing 
in this department. The names of children registered will be printed, 
unless we are requested not to print them. 

Minor children of deceased members may be registered by any 
other member of the Society. 

A member of any State Society of Mayflower Descendants may 
register a minor grandchild, or a minor nephew or niece, if the child's 
father or mother, through whom the Mayflower descent is claimed, 
died without becoming a member of the Society. 

The full name, place of birth and date of birth must be given for 
each child to be registered, also the name of the State Society of which 
the parent is a member. If both parents are members, the fact should 
be stated. 

Minor children of living parents who are eligible to membership 
in the Society, but have not become members, cannot be registered in 
this department. They may, however, be recorded, for the same fee, 
in our Registry of Non-Members, which will include non-members of 
all ages.] 

[Register of Minor Children] 

Horace S. Bacon, Mass. 43 : a son, Stephen Sargent Bacon, born 
23 October, 1914, at Lowell, Mass. 

Frederick A. Washburn, M.D., Mass. 794: a daughter, Amy Washburn, 
born 6 July, 1913, at Boston, Mass. 

Mrs. Henry L. Appleton, Mass. 944 : a daughter, Alary Phillips Apple- 
ton, born 30 July, 1914, at Clifton, Mass. [Registered by her 
grandmother, Mrs. Summerfield Hagerty, Mass. 296.] 



"Scrap Book" Depositions 133 



" SCRAP BOOK" DEPOSITIONS 

By the Editor 

Among the old records in the Registry of Deeds at Plymouth, Mass., 
is a volume called the "Scrap Book," which contains a number of 
original documents of various kinds and dates, including twelve 
depositions which give important genealogical data, as shown by the 
copies here presented. 

[Josiah Torry] 

[p. 47] "This deponent being Subpenied thestineth that I being at 
the house of Rechard Standlick of Sittuate upon the last day of martch 
last pas[t] I heard the wife of rechard Standlick say to Robert the 
negro Just as he was a going out of the house that she would not have 
him shoot of his gun in the house and he said that he wou[ld] [*] and 
in a short time after I heard the noise of the shooting of a gun as I 
Judged near or at the Door of the abovesaid house and mediately 
I heard Dane [11] Standlick (as I Judged by his voice) Cry out and 
say he hath broke my leg and a litle time after I saw that Danell Stand- 
licks leg was broke and the Satterday following I saw.Docter Cutler 
cut of his leg 

"The oath of Josiah Torry aged 25 yeres or there abouts taken 
this 27 day June 1684 before me John Cushing By order of Court" 

[Nathaniel Winslow and Samuel Little] 

[p. 61] "the testimony of nathaniel winslow aged fifty yeares or 
theareabouts & of Samuell Litle aged thirty three years or thear abouts 

"these Deponants testify & say that we being at Boston att the 
Superiour Court there held on July 31 1688 we heard then & ther read 
a writt of Ejection in which John Doe complaines of Richard Roe : 
wee also testify that John Bradford then & there appeared as Defend- 
ant in that Action for Richard Roe above named Also wee saw said 
Bradford againe appeare at Boston at the next Superiour Court there 
held on October 30 1688 and heard him declare he then expected to be 
called to answer to the writt abovesaid we said Deponents doe further 
testify that on the next Superior Court held at Boston on January 29: 
l6f| wee then and there saw said Bradford at Boston and heard him 
then declare that his only businesse to that Court was to Answer the 
writt of Ejection above mentioned and further saith not 

"Sworn in Court march y e 18 th i6fo by the persons above named 
viz* Nath 11 Winslow and Sam 1 Little Attest Sam 1 Sprague Clerk" 

* A short word here is illegible. 



134 " Scrap Book " Depositions 

[Kenelm Baker and Nathaniel Winslow, Jr.] 

[p. 61] "Kenelme Baker aged 31 yars or their abouts & Nath 11 
winslow jun r aged about 22 years testifis & saith that Nathanell wins- 
low sen r : did agree with me to cary wood from the Hand which he the 
sd winslow had hired of m r Joseph howland of plimouth & his son was 
to go with me : and m r Nathanell Clark : having made such obstruc- 
tion to sd winslow as I was Informed Caused me to desist the Carieng 
of s d winslows wood 

"The joint Testimony of kanelm Baker and Nath 11 winslow jun r 
Sworn in Court march 19 th i6ff Attest Sam 1 Sprague Clerk" 

[James Clarke] 

[p- 57l "The testemony of James Clarke aged 51 or there abouts 
testefieth and saith that when the Cunstable Came to attach the whalle 
I was att my son thomas Clarks when he Came in & he warned me to 
goe with him to the bluber & we found two pec: a lettle distanc one 
from another and then we followed the Rutt of the wheles northre 
quarte of a mil where we found an other percell they said was two 
load and Robert bartlet Carried a load to his fathers house 

"James Clarke made oath in Court to what is above written 
March 20 th 16 ff: Attest Sam 1 Sprague Clerk" 

[John Rider] 

[p. 61] "The Testemony of John Rider aged 26 yeares or there 
abouts Testefieth and saith that y e Whale in Contreversy Came on 
shoare agains a pastur fence belonging to James and Tho : Clarke and 
farther saith not 

"John Rider abovesd made Oath in Court march 20 th 16M to what 
is above written Attest Sam 1 Sprague Clerk" 

[Thomas Buck] 

[p. 63] "I the deponant being sapined doth testiefie that I being 
at the houes of John willyams some time the last somer past Captin 
willyames is maids soe reputed brought me some beare when I Called 
for it and I paid them mony for the same 

"The oath of Thomas bucke aged 35 years or there abouts Taken 
this 13 Septem 1690 before me John Cushing Assistant" 

[David Jacob] 

[p- 73] "This deponent testifieth and saith, that some time in 
ffebruary last past I haveing occasion to goe over the bridge, which 
is called Gannets bridge, upon the brook called bound brook : saw, and 
took notice that according to my best Judgement said bridge and way 
on the other side of the s d bridge was dangerious and hazzerous for 
persons passing over either on horse back or inconvenient on foot. 



"Scrap Book" Depositions 135 

"The oath of Thomas bucke aged 35 years or there abouts Taken 
21 Day of Martch 169J before mee William Bradford Justice of Peace." 

[John Haward] 

[p- 73] "John Haward jun r aged forty years or therabouts testi- 
' fieth and saith that haveing fully known the swamp that is now in 
controversie between John Ames sen r and Elihu Brett for above 
twenty years and frequently passing through the s d swamp did allways 
find it a very thick swamp and no medow in it but only a few rods of 
ground att a considerable distance from s d Ames his lott the swamp 
being all very full of trees and bushes between Ames,s lott and the s d 
small piece of medow further saith not 

"Sworn in Court Decemb r 19 th 1693 Attest Sam 1 Sprague Cler'' 



[John Vinall] 

[p- 73] [tww] "[depona]nt testifieth and siath i being in discose- 
ing \worn\s Stockbridg of Sittuat decesed I asked him the [s d Stocjk- 
bridg how much land the comitty had given or [allot]ted mee the S d 
Stockbridg said four or five [ak]ers I the deponant answered the 
sd Stockbridg that I would not thanck them for that hee the Said 
Stockbridg Said hee would give mee five Shillines a aker lett there 
be what it will then I the deponant Said do you take it well S d the 
above S d Stockbridg then I the deponant said I hope the two bushell 
of corn that I had of you is payd for then the S d Stockbridg Said yes 
yes then the above S d Stockbrid Said I Should have Some order under 
your hand to lay this land out when your turn Come and acording to 
my best Remembrance I did give the said Stockbridg under my hand, 
the grant of above S d land in the Same grant that I have sence 
[worn'] nated to thomas Stockbridg as apeereth in the town [boo]ck 
of Sittuate 

"[T]he oath of John vinall aged about sixty yeres [taken] this 
14 day of march 169I before me John Cushing Justice of peace" 

[Samuel Sprague and Samuel Thomas] 

[p. 88] "Samuel Sprague aged 58 years and Samuel Thomas 
aged about 42 years both of Marshfield being Summoned To give 
evidence to Informe y e Grand jury both Testifie each for him self as 
followeth That is to say the said Sprague being in Company with 
John Somers Sometime in this mon[th] of June at y e house of s d 
Samuel Thomas & y e same day at y e house of Israel Thomas in Marsh- 
field did Hear John Somers aforesaid Sweare at or in y e house of s d 
Samuel Thomas (by y e name of God three times in a very short time 
one oath following another And then going with him to the House of 
s d Israel I there heard him swear once by y e name of God he being 
or seeming to be in a very great Rage, Adding to his first oath that he 
would have a pistoll charged before he went out of Towne And the 



136 A Title Page a?id Indexes for Volume I 

said Sam 1 Thomas Testifieth that he heard him Swear as aforesaid 
at his house twice one after y e other & added that he would have a 
pistoll charged as aforesaid 

"Testified upon oath the 21 June 1698 William Bradford Justice 
of Peace" 

Endorsed on the back of the document is: "(1) John Somers Case" 
[See also the following deposition.] 

[Elisha Bradford] 

[p. 82] "Elisha Bradford aged 29 yeares or thereabout testifieth 
and saith that John Summers sometime of marshfeild Came to my 
fathers house on a lords day morning sometime in June and I saw him 
going toward his home and further saith not 

"the oath of Elisha Bradford Before me Thomas Hay ward justice 
of peace" 

Endorsed on the back of the document is : "(2) John Somers Case" 
This deposition and that made by Samuel Sprague and Samuel Thomas 
clearly refer to the same case, and must have been made at about the 
same time. Elisha 3 Bradford {Joseph", William 1 ), therefore, was born 
about 1669. 

[Joseph Churchell] 

[p. 94] "Joseph Churchell aged 60 : year or there abouts testifieth 
& saith that I heard George bonam Deseased & william Harlow Desesed 
Saye that thay had both bought all hixs his poynt and thay tould me 
that it was theres & thay Saide that I Should Cut upon it whare I 
would & I did by there order severall times for 30 year agoo both 
seedge and salt marsh and it has gon by the name of hikes point for 
this 30 years 

"Sworne in Court March y e [*] d I7[*] att^*] " 



A TITLE PAGE AND INDEXES FOR VOLUME I 

A title page for Volume I of Pilgrim Notes and Queries, with an 
Index of Subjects, a full-name Index of Persons, and an Index of 
Places, will be mailed on receipt of fifty cents. Postage stamps in 
denominations of ten cents or less will be accepted. 

* Probably this was " 1707/8 ". At some time in the past, probably when the 
old papers were put into this •' Scrap Book ", the year each was dated was written 
at the side of the leaf to which it was attached, and " 1707/8 " was written beside 
this deposition. 

Some vandal has stolen the signature of the court officer who attested this 
deposition, and in cutting it out took also the day of the month and so much of 
the year that only the first, second and fourth figures can be determined from the 
document. 



The Diary of Jabez Fiteh, Jr. 137 



THE DIARY OF JABEZ FITCH, JR. 

( Continued from page 124) 

Saturd: y e 26 th In y e Morning we Repair'd to our Chamber & 
Enterd on y e Business & findeing our mindes Equally Divided in 
number . 6 finding Murder & 6 man Slaughter . so y* we were ObIig d 
to bring in man Slaughter y e Kings Counsel Griswould & Elderk[in] 
y e Prison 1 " Engersole & Johnson 



Capt : Hunting 11 1 ( N l Giddings 

Eb r Fitch N* Shipman 

Rob 1 Crary I J K Tt Rogers" 

Eph: Herrick •* 1 Dan 1 Denison 

Abner Avery Abn r Comstoc 

Osias Backus J [ J 2 Fitch ju r 

March 26 th 1763 

Norwich Monday March 28 th 1763. 

At y e Supereor Court &c. The Case of George Dolbear & Abner 
Avery. Johnson & Griswould for y e PI* — Elderkin for y e Deft Con- 
cerning y e title of Lands &c Found for y e Deft 

In y e above Case y e Jury were Sent out three times for Concideara- 
tion &c. 

Tuesd: y e 29 th we was on y e Case of Chapel, vs. Atwell concerning 
Burning a Barn — Griswould & Johnson for y e PI 1 — Elderkin & Enger- 
sole for y e Deft — found for y e Plaint ff £130 Damage &c. 

Wendsd: March 30 th Norwich Supe r Court &c. In y e Case of 
Manwaring & Thomson. Action of Trespas &c. Griswould & Johnson 
for y e PI 1 Stedman & Elderkin for y e Deft Found for y e Plaint 5 20s 
Dams 

Afternoon we heard y e Case of Tyler & Avery on an Arbitration 
Bond Elderkin & Engersole for y e Plaintf : Griswould & Johnson for 
y e Def 1 

Next morning we found a Verdic for y e Deft But y e PI 1 had with- 
drawn his Action. 

Thursd: y e 31 st In y e Morning we Enter'd on y e Case of Wood- 
ward & Searls. Action of Trover &c. Hunting" & Engersole for y e 
PI 1 Elderkin & Johnson for y e Deft f ounc j f or y pjt £ 30 Dam? &c. 

Afternoon we Had y e Case of Richards & Leet. Action of Trover 
&c. Stedman & Dorr for ye PI 1 Engersole & Johnson for y e Deft 
Found for y e PI 1 £21.7 Dams 

This Evening we Enter'd on y e Case of Champlen & Higans. 
Action of Trover &c. 

Fryd: morning April! I st we tock y e foregoing Case without any 
Disputes upon it & found for y c PI 1 £15.10 Damage . after which y e 
Jury were Dismis'd & p d their fees, then Capt : Giddings, Bro r Elisha, 



138 The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 

& I, came home. This Day I hear'd of v* 5 Death of Old M r Richards 
of Shearron. 

Wendsd: y e 6 th was our annual Fast, I hear'd M r Park from 
Isaiah 58 th I st ' & Joshua 3 rd 14 th & 15 th 

ye ^th 1 was at a Training at Searj 1 David Palmers, he treeted y e 
Compy &c. Also Mist" John Deming was chose Searj 1 & Timy Clark 
Corp 11 this Day. 

Sund: y e 17 th I heard M r Park from John 17 th 11 th y e Sacrament 
was Administred &c. 

Sund: y e 24 th I hear'd M r Hart from Psalm 133 rd lSt I was a * 
Sam 11 Freemans as I came home. 

ye jpth J was a t a Lecture at M r Gores where I hear'd M r Fuller 
from Solomon Song 2 nd 14 th 

Sund: y e i st of May I heard M r Treet from Exodus 14 th 13 th & 
M r Park from I st John 4 th 19 th 

Sund: y e 8 th of May 1763. This morning Benj n Fitch ju r Died of 
a Short Illness — This Day I heard M r Park from Rom: 7 th 13 th & 
Zach : 13 th I st 

ye pth J was a t ye Funeral of my Cosen Fitch where I heard 
M r Powers from John 12 th 35 th I came home with Deac n Mix, had 
concidrable Discorce with him &c. 

ye jgth J was at Esq r Tracy, where I recoverd two Judgments 
against Jonathan Ginings. 

ye 2 1 st we nnish d Planting 

Yest d As 1 C k pul'd 2 teeth for me. 

Sund: y e 22 nd I hear'd M r Wight from I st John 4 th 11 th . 

Sund : y e 29 th I heard M r Park from Joshua 24 th 19 th & Ephe. I st 
11 th 

Sund : June 26 th I heard M r Wight from Matt : 23 rd 37 th 

Sund: July 3 rd I heard M r Wight from Acts 28 th 31 st 

ye 6th T ns t i s apointed a public Thanksgiving on ac* of y e Estab- 
lishment of peace after So Long a Bloody & Expencive War, I heard 
M r Wight in y e afternoon from Joshua 11 th 23 rd 

Sund: y e 10 th of July I heard M r Wight from Ephesians 4 th 30 th 
The Evening following I heard of y e Death of W m More who Died 
of a Consumsion last night about 9 oClock. 

y e 11 th I Se Bro r Pelatiah & his Wife & Fathere in y e Evening. 
Next morning they were at our house, we Spent most of y e forenoon 
with em &c. 

Sund: y e 17 th I heard M r Wight from Psalm 94 th II th 

y e 20 th Two of old M r Hodges's Daughters were here. 

y e 21 st Bro r Pelatiah was here I spent most of y e Day with him 

Sund: y e 24 th I heard M r Wight from John 16 th 14 th This Day 
M rs Gillet went to meeting with us &c. 

Aug 1 8 th Ephraim Hodges came to our house Staid all night &c. 

yc 20 th I first heard y e Surprising News of y e Death of Nathan Mix 



The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 139 

who was unfortunately Knockd overbord out of Capt : Hulls Schooner 
in her pasage from Carolinah to y e West Indies Near y e Last of July. 

ye ^ 1 st 1 finishd Mowing. 

Sept r 7 th was our Town Lecture I hear'd M r Lord from 2 nd Thess : 
I st 11 th 
' y e 8 th I Sold 100 Bush lls of pertt s To Hart Leffingwell. 

y e 9 th Abel Clarks Son Abel was unfortunately kil'd by a yoke of 
Oxen. This Evening also Sam 11 Armstrong was Drownded in the 
River Near Norwich Landing. 

This Day I had 99 Bush lls of pertt s Dug. 

ye I0 th J was at ye Funeral of M r Clark's Son 

Sund: y e 11 th I heard M r Whiteker from Hosea 10 th 2 nd 

ye 12 th I had 2 Lodes of pertt s Carted to y e Landing, one of which 
I went with my self & y e other M r Palmer carted for me. 

y e 13 th I Carted y e Remainder of my 100 Bush irs of pertaters & 
Bro't home 20 Gal ns of Rum & 29 Gal ns of Molass: which I had of 
Hart Leffingwell 

This Day also I was on a Jury of Inquest on y e Body of the Late 
Sam 11 Armstrong, who was Drownded last Fryday. Jurors Capt : Lef- 
fingwell Capt: Whiting Capt: Faning W m Capron Peter Lanman 
David Lam Christ r Reed Jos h W ms 3 d Ebn r Filemore Cal b Whitney 
Lan" Buz 11 J 2 Fitch ju r 

y e 16 th Bro r Jed : Perkins came & carried away Mother Perkins. 

ye j^th J W ent to Town & got me Some measures &c. 

Sund: y e 18 th I heard M r Wight from Psalm 34 th I st & Gen s 3 rd 
loth IT th — J had Some Conference with Dan 11 Perkins &c. 

Sept r 1763. ye 21 st I went with my Wife & Childe Down to Bro r 
Baileys, made them a Short visit, & then over to Bro r Pelatiah's y* 
Night. — This Day Died very Sudenly one Lamberd Williams of 
Groton. 

ye 22 nd In y e Afternoon we went (with Bro r & his Wife) over to 
Capt Dodge's, made a Visit there &c. 

ye 23rd We Set out & came up to U Stantons, made em a visit & 
then home at Night . only Se a Complement of old John Ames. 

Sept r 1763. y e 28 th I made Cyder at Haskels, 

Sund: Oct r 2 nd I heard M r Wight from James I st 16 th 

ye yd was our Training at Corp 11 Ebn r Fitch's. 

ye ^th 1 was at a p U blec Lecter in this plais where I hear'd M r Hart 
from Revel : 3 rd 16 th — There were y e Rev d Mist" Wight, Ealls, Barber, 
Rosater, Johnson, & Hart, at this Lecter. 

Sund: y e 9 th I heard M r Wight from John 16 th 31 st 

Oct 1 " 1763. y e 12 th & 13 th We work'd at high W^ays, I had a Jaw 
Banajah Fitch concerning his turning y e Rode &c. 

Sund: y e 16 th I Staid at home & Red Some in Doct r Doddridges 
works This Night (I am Inform'd) there was a very Remarkable 
Light in y e North. 

ye !^th We finish'd Spreding y e Flax, last night is y« first Consid- 
rable Frost we have had this Fall. 



140 The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 

ye 20 th In y e Evening I help'd M r Adams Husk. 

Sund: y e 23 rd My old Friend Stoddard came to Se me went to 
Meeting with me &c— I hear'd M r Wight from 2 nd Peter 3 rd 5 th 14 th 

ye 25th J was a t a Training at Capt: Cook's, Corp 11 Cook gave a 
Treet &c. Stoddard went from here this morning &c. 

ye 26 th I Gather'd my Corn at Bro r Elisha's. — About this time I 
read (a very Entertaining Pies) the History of Capt: Rob 1 Boil with 
Several Shorter Historys Intermixed with it &c. 
. Oct r 26 th 1763. 

Mt. 27. Oct 1 " 29 th 1763. Bro r Pelatiah was here, I went with him 
up to Elisha's &c. 

Sund: y e 30 th I heard M r Wight on his last Sabath's Subject. ' 

y e 31 st I Assisted Esq r Witter in Measureing y e land y x Doc r Downer 
Sold to Banajah Fitch. 

Nov r I st I went to Town & got Some Business Done with y e Town 
Clerk 

ye 2 nd was a very Stormy Day I fetch'd home my Ram from 
Banajah Fitch's 

ye yd 1 pick'd Winter appels. 

Nov 1 " 1763. y e 4 th I was at y e Landing again where I Spent most 
of y e Day. This Day Died Ezra Bliss, of a" very Short Illness, like- 
wise one Rogers of Ns London accidentally Shot him Self so y l he 
Expired Immediately. 

Sund: y e 6 th I heard M r Wight from Job. 2y d 3 d — y e Evening 
following I was at Fathers & Bro r Elisha's. 

ye 8th J gather'd Corn for Father 

ye jjth T n ye Evening I was up at Fathers with my Wife, Sister 
Rudd was there &c — This Night there was a very Surprising light 
in y e Air. 

ye I2 th j os h Randal & Benj n Brag Dug 49 Bush lls of pertat s for me. 

Sund: y e 13 th I hear'd M r Wight on Some old Subjects &c. This 
Day I heard of y e Death of one Barns of Groton who hang'd him Self 
last fryday night. The Evening following I read a Sermon of old 
M r Moody's from Eclesiastes 11 th 9 th 

Nov r 1763. y e 15 th I Carted Some pertators for Jos h Randal. 

ye 17th wa s Thanksgiving Day I heard M r Wight from Genes: 
32 nd 10 th — Went to Sup r at Fathers, y e Evening following I was at a 
petty Singing meeting at Deac n Mix's. 

ye jgth There fell a Concidrable Snow. 

y e 19 th I Sleded Some Oates &c Down to Dan 11 Roaths 

Sund : y e 20 th I heard M r Wight Contlude his Thanksgiving Sermon 
on Gen : &c. 

Nov r 1763 y e 24 th I put in a New Sill under y e Fore Dore. • 

Sund : y e 27 th our Child was very Sick. 

y e 28 I Bought a Pidg of James Fitch This Evening I was at 
Bro r Elishas where I Se Nat 11 Brown's Wife &c. 

Dec 1 " I st I Got to Diging pertators again 



The Diary of Jab ez Fitch, Jr. 141 

ye 2 nd I Finish'd Diging an Acre of Pertators I planted at M r 
Richards's & had in all on y t piece of ground 246 Bushells 

Sund: y e 4 th I heard M r Wight from Luke 11 th 4 th . The Evening 
following I Did Some writeing for John Prentice 

y e 6th T n ye Evening I was at Dan 11 Andruss where I had good Luck 
in geting Some Tea. 

Dec r 1763. y e 7 th I had 13 Bush Ils of Wheet Clean'd from 10 
Shocks, f Memmorandum. 

[j- ye 8 th In y e Evening I was at a Singing Meeting at M r Adams's 
where I Lit of Bro r Pelatiah, came with him Down to Fathers &c. 
Next morning he was at our House.*] 

y e 10 th rtock a Hors to keep of Lieu 1 Gore &c. 

Sund: y e 11 th I hear'd M r Wight from Hebrews 12 th I st — y* Even- 
ing following I wrote Doc 1 * Watts's Dream. 

ye I2 th was our annual Town Meeting I attended it &c — Mist" 
Isaac Tracy, Simon Tracy ju r Esq 1 ", Sam 11 Rudd, Andrew Tracy, 
Stephen Johnson, Simon Gager, and Jonathan Huntington were chose 
Select men. 

ye j6th W e Kil' d y e old Cow 

ye jpth 1 Sleded a Lode of wood from Haskells, found it was very 
good Sledings &c. 

ye 20 th In y e Evening I was at a Small Singing meeting at Deac n 
Mixs 

ye 22 nd I Sleded wood for Roger Haskel up to Gores. 

Sund : Christmas Day I staid at home with my Wife, Bro r Elisha 
Bled her this morning &c. 

ye 26 th I finish'd my Meal Chest, this Day I finde y fc U Gores Mair 
yt I've got in keeping has met with a wound. 

Dec r 1763 y e 2y th In y e Evening I wrote Some Rules in my Sing- 
ing Book." 

ye 28 th I was at our annual Society Meeting — Mist" Jos h Tracy 
y e 3 d Benj n Richards & Jabez Fitch ju r were chose Society Comm 1 
Absalem Pride James Cook ju r & Elijah Brewster School Com 1 
John Andrus Collector &c. 

The rest of this week I Spent Chiefly in waiting on Gore's old Mair. 

Fryd : y e 30 th we cast y e old Mair & Search'd her wound found it 
very Bad &c. The principle means we have used as yet, is a Barth 
of White Pine Bark & Beech Leaves only when we cast her we poerd 
Train Oil into y e Wound. 

Sat r d: y e 31 st I was at Bro r Elishas where I had concidrable Dis- 
corce with.Doct r Perkins, I also se M r Gun & Jesse Kimbal there &c. 

(To be continued) 

* The words in brackets appear as a footnote, in the original. 



I4 2 Applications for Membership 

APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE 

MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF 

MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Eligibility 

Every male or female descendant, over eighteen years of age, of 
any passenger in the Mayflower on the voyage which ended at Plym- 
outh on December 26, 1620, is eligible to membership in this Society. 
[A list of the Passengers will be found on the next page^] 

Every application for membership must be made on a "Pre- 
liminary Application" blank provided by the Society. Such appli- 
cation must bear the autograph signatures of the candidate and of 
two members of this Society who must vouch for the applicant. 

The sum of ten dollars ($10.00), to cover the Entrance Fee and 
the Annual Dues for the current fiscal year, must be deposited with 
the Secretary when the Preliminary Application is filed. 

After the Membership Committee has approved a Preliminary 
Application the Pedigree Papers are issued. If the Pedigree Papers 
are not filled out in duplicate and filed with the Secretary within 
six months after the approval of the Preliminary Application such 
approval becomes void. 

After the pedigree has been examined by the Historian the appli- 
cation is laid before the Board of Assistants, who vote upon it by 
secret ballot, and two negative votes reject. 

Entrance Fee and Annual Dues 

The Entrance Fee is five dollars. 

The Annual Dues of all members elected after 28 March, 1912, 
are five dollars, payable at the time of election and on the first 
day of March in each year; and all such members who have paid 
their dues for the fiscal year receive the Society's quarterly maga- 
zine, "The Mayflower Descendant," for such fiscal year without 
further charge. 

The Society's monthly magazine, "Pilgrim Notes and Queries," 
is sent free to all members. 

Members elected in the months of December, January and Febru- 
ary are not required to pay annual dues on the first day of March 
next ensuing. 

The payment at one time of the sum of one hundred dollars 
exempts the member so paying from all future annual dues, and 
constitutes him a Life Member. All Life Members receive both 
"The Mayflower Descendant" and "Pilgrim Notes and Queries" 
without extra charge. 



The Mayflower Passengers 



143 



THE MAYFLOWER PASSENGERS 

There were only one hundred and four (104) Mayflower Passen- 
gers., Every one of them is included in the two lists following. 
There were no other passengers. 

[The 49 Passengers from Whom Descent Can Be Proved] 



John 1 Alden 
Isaac 1 Allerton 

wife Mary 

daughter Mary 3 

daughter Remember' 
John 1 Billington 

wife Eleanor 

son Francis 2 
William 1 Bradford 
William 1 Brewster 

wife Mary 

son Love 2 
Peter 1 Brown 
James 1 Chilton 

wife 

daughter Mary 8 
Francis 1 Cooke 

son John 2 



Edward 1 Doty 
Francis 1 Eaton 

wife Sarah 

son Samuel 2 
Edward 1 Fuller 

wife 

son Samuel 2 
Dr. Samuel 1 Fuller 
Stephen 1 Hopkins 

26. wife, Elizabeth 

son Gyles 2 
(by 1st wife) 

daughter Constance 2 
(by 1st wife) 
John 1 Howland 
William 1 Mullins 

wife Alice 

daughter Priscilla 3 



Degory 1 Priest 
Thomas 1 Rogers 

son Joseph 2 
Henry 1 Samson 
George 1 Soule 
Myles 1 Standish 
John 1 Tilley 

wife 

daughter Elizabeth 2 
Richard 1 Warren 
William 1 White 

wife Susanna 

son Resolved 2 

son Peregrine 2 
Edward 1 Winslow 



[The 55 Passengers from Whom We Cannot Prove Descent] 



Bartholomew 2 Allerton 
John Allerton 
John 2 Billington 
Dorothy Bradford 

(wife of William 1 ) 
Wrestling 2 Brewster 
Richard Britteridge 
William Butten 
Robert Carter 
John Carver 
Katharine Carver 

(wife of John) 
Maid servant of the 

Carvers 
Richard Clarke 
Humility Cooper 
John 1 Crackston 

son Tohn 2 

Ely 

Thomas English 



Moses Fletcher 
Richard Gardiner 
John Goodman 
William Holbeck 
John Hooke 
Damaris 2 Hopkins 
Oceanus 2 Hopkins 
John Langmore 
William Latham 
Edward Leister 
Edmund Margeson 
Christopher Martin 

wife — 

Joseph 2 Mullins 
Desire Minter 
Ellen More 
Jasper More 
Richard More 
[a boy] More 
Solomon Prower 



John Rigdale 

wife Alice 
Rose Standish 

( 1 st wife of Myles 1 ) 
Elias Story 
Edward Thomson 
Edward Tilley 

wife Ann 
Thomas 1 Tinker 

wife 

son 

William Trevore 
John 1 Turner 

son 

son 

Roger Wilder 
Thomas Williams 
Elizabeth Winslow 

(wife of Edward 1 ) 
Gilbert Winslow 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

Committee on Publication 
Lew C. Hill Alvin P. Johnson 

Stanley W. Smith Frederick Foster 

George Ernest Bowman, Editor 



CONTENTS -NOVEMBER, J9J4 

I. Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society of 

Mayflower Descendants Page 129 

II. A Complete Set of "The Mayflower Descendant" . 131 

III. Register of Minor Children, Grandchildren, Neph- 

ews and Nieces of Members of the Society of 

Mayflower Descendants 132 

IV. "Scrap Book" Depositions ..... 133 
V. A Title Page and Indexes for Volume I . . . 136 

VI. The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. (Continued) . . 137 
VII. Applications for Membership in the Massachu- 
setts Society of Mayflower Descendants . . 142 
VIII. The Mayflower Passengers 143 



"Pilgrim Notes and Queries" is issued monthly (except July and 
August) by the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 
and is sent free to all members of that Society. 



Subscription rates to all who are not members of the Massachu- 
setts Society of Mayflower Descendants: 

"Pilgrim Notes and Queries," $1.00 per year, strictly in advance. 

Single copies of current issues, 10 cents each. . 
"The Mayflower Descendant," $3.00 per year, strictly in advance. 

Single copies of current issues, 75 cents each. 



'Pilgrim Notes and Queries," Vol. II (1914) 

and 
The Mayflower Descendant," Vol. XVI (1914) 



Special Offer for 1914 

sent to one address 
for $3.50, if remit- 
tance accompanies 
the order. 

Remittances must be payable to "Massachusetts Society of May- 
flower Descendants" and should be mailed to the Editor, at the 
Society's Rooms, 53 Mt. Vernon St., Boston, Mass. 

Entered at the Boston, Mass., post office as second class mail matter. 




1620 fRssm J 920 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

GEORGE ERNEST BOVMAN, Editor 

Published by the 

Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants 
53 Mount Vernon Street, Boston 

VoL D DECEMBER, W4 No. JO 

OFFICIAL NOTICES OF THE MASSACHUSETTS 
SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Forefathers' Day Reception 
2i December, 1914 

On Monday afternoon. 21 December, 1914, the two hundred and 
ninety-fourth anniversary of the Landing of the Pilgrims, the Com- 
mittee on At Home Days, Mrs. Charles H. Mclntyre, Mrs. Lorenzo D. 
Baker, Jr., Mrs. George A. Burdett, Mrs. George H. Woodman, and 
Miss Grace W. Geer, will receive the members and their friends, at 
the Society's Rooms, 53 Mt. Vernon St., Boston, from three until five 
o'clock. 

Members may invite as many guests as they wish, and are espe- 
cially urged to extend invitations to persons eligible to membership 
in the Society. 

Refreshments will be served, as usual. 

Annual Dinner 

Announcement of the arrangements for the Nineteenth Annual 
Dinner, on 8 December, 1914, was made in the November issue of this 
magazine, and a special notice has also been mailed to each member. 

An account of the dinner will be printed in our January, 1915, issue. 

145 



146 Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society 

Donations to the Library and Cabinet 

From Mr. Lew C. Hill : Folding Chart of his Ancestors. 

From Mr. Alexis E. Frye: "The Diary of William Bentley, D.D." 
Volume IV. 

From Mr. Herbert B. Turner: A Photograph of the Gravestones 
of Thomas Rose, who died in 1808, and his wife Prudence, who died 
in 1816. 

From Mrs. Ashbel Welch: "Directory of the New Jersey Society 
of the Colonial Dames of America and Proceedings of the Annual 
Meeting 1914." 

From Mrs. William Carter: "Needham's Bicentennial Celebration." 

Members Elected 

November 18, 1914. 

1321. Zina Paul Greene, Springfield, Mass., ninth from William 

Bradford. 

1322. Miss Marie Donaldson Ames, Boston, Mass., ninth from 

Francis Cooke. 

1323. Mrs. Arthur Wendell Burnham, Newton, Mass., tenth from 

Edward 1 Fuller, ninth from Samuel 2 Fuller. 

Supplemental Lines Accepted 
November, 1914. 

33 

227 



933 

1161 
1 162 
1 176 

1259 

1286 
1307 
1311 

13*4 
1316 
1322 



Joseph B. Ames, ninth from William Brewster. 

Henry D. Forbes, ninth from James 1 Chilton, eighth from 

Mary 2 Chilton. 
Bernhard F. Klous, eleventh from James 1 Chilton, tenth from 

Mary 2 Chilton. 
Henry H. Hill, tenth from Richard Warren. 
Edward M. Hill, tenth from Richard Warren. * 
Miss Alice M. Hammond, tenth from James 1 Chilton, ninth 

from Mary 2 Chilton; tenth from Richard Warren. 
Mrs. William J. Moltman, ninth from John Howland (in four 

lines). 
Miss Ema W. Burt, ninth from Richard Warren. 
Charles B. Appleton, tenth from William Brewster. 
Mrs. Joseph E. Crowell, ninth from Stephen 1 Hopkins, eighth 

from Constance 2 Hopkins. 
William H. McNeil, eighth from Richard Warren. 
J. Louis Gammons, M.D., tenth from Thomas Rogers. 
Miss Marie D. Ames, tenth from William Brewster; ninth from 

Edward Doty. 

Attest: George Ernest Bowman 

Secretary 



Register of Minor Children 147 



REGISTER OF MINOR CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, 

NEPHEWS AND NIECES OF MEMBERS OF THE 

SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

( Continued from page 132) 

[Membership in the Society of Mayflower Descendants is limited 
to persons over eighteen years of age, and we have frequently been 
urged to devise some plan for registering younger children, both for 
permanent record as a part of the "Mayflower Genealogies" which 
we have been compiling for many years, and for the purpose of mak- 
ing it easier for such children to become members of the Society, when 
they reach the required age. 

We have, therefore, established a registry of the children, under 
eighteen years of age, of members of the Society of Mayflower De- 
scendants. Members of all State Societies may register their children 
on payment, strictly in advance, of a fee of one dollar for each child, 
to cover the expense of recording and card indexing, and of printing 
in this department. The names of children registered will be printed, 
unless we are requested not to print them. 

Minor children of deceased members may be registered by any 
other member of the Society. 

A member of any State Society of Mayflower Descendants may 
register a minor grandchild, or a minor nephew or niece, if the child's 
father or mother, through whom the Mayflower descent is claimed, 
died without becoming a member of the Society. 

The full name, place of birth and date of birth must be given for 
-each child to be registered, also the name of the State Society of which 
the parent is a member. If both parents are members, the fact should 
be stated. 

Minor children of living parents who are eligible to membership 
in the Society, but have not become members, cannot be registered in 
this department. They may, however, be recorded, for the same fee, 
in our Registry of Non-Members, which will include non-members of 
all ages.] 

[Register of Minor Children] 

Arthur W. Burnham. Mass. 929, and Mrs. Arthur W. Burnham, 
Mass. 1323: a daughter, Margery Joy Burnham, born 26 March, 
1902, at Newton, Mass.; a daughter, Elizabeth Abbott Burnham, 
born 4 August, 1904, at Newton, Mass.; a daughter, Ruth Lois 
Burnham, born 11 August. 1907, at Newton, Mass.; a daughter, 
Eleanor Constance Burnham, born 26 November, 1909, at Newton, 
Mass. ; a daughter, Martha Sullivan Burnham, born 26 Novem- 
ber. 1912, at Newton, Mass. 



14 8 Applications for Membership 

APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE 

MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF 

MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Eligibility 

Every male or female descendant, over eighteen years of age, of 
any passenger in the Mayflower on the voyage which ended at Plym- 
outh on December 26, 1620, is eligible to membership in this Society. 
[A list of the Passengers will be found on the next page.] 

Every application for membership must be made on a "Pre- 
liminary Application" blank provided by the Society. Such appli- 
cation must bear the autograph signatures of the candidate and of 
two members of this Society who must vouch for the applicant. 

The sum of ten dollars ($10.00), to cover the Entrance Fee and 
the Annual Dues for the current fiscal year, must be deposited with 
the Secretary when the Preliminary Application is filed. 

After the Membership Committee has approved a Preliminary 
Application the Pedigree Papers are issued. If the Pedigree Papers 
are not filled out in duplicate and filed with the Secretary within 
six months after the approval of the Preliminary Application such 
approval becomes void. 

After the pedigree has been examined by the Historian the appli- 
cation is laid before the Board of Assistants, who vote upon it by 
secret ballot, and two negative votes reject. 



Entrance Fee and Annual Dues 

The Entrance Fee is five dollars. 

The Annual Dues of all members elected after 28 March, 1912, 
are five dollars, payable at the time of election and on the first 
day of March in each year; and all such members who have paid 
their dues for the fiscal year receive the Society's quarterly maga- 
zine, "The Mayflower Descendant," for such fiscal year without 
further charge. 

The Society's monthly magazine, "Pilgrim Notes and Queries," 
is sent free to all members. 

Members elected in the months of December, January and Febru- 
ary are not required to pay annual dues on the first day of March 
next ensuing. 

The payment at one time of the sum of one hundred dollars 
exempts the member so paying from all future annual dues, and 
constitutes him a Life Member. All Life Members receive both 
"The Mayflower Descendant" and "Pilgrim Notes and Queries" 
without extra charge. 



The Mayflower Passengers 



149 



THE' MAYFLOWER PASSENGERS 

There were only one hundred and four (104) Mayflower Passen- 
gers. Every one of them is included in the two lists following. 
There were no other passengers. 

[The 49 Passengers from Whom Descent Can Be Proved] 



John 1 Alden 
Isaac 1 Allerton 

wife Mary 

daughter Mary* 

daughter Remember 1 
John 1 Billington 

wife Eleanor 

son Francis 2 
William 1 Bradford 
William 1 Brewster 

wife Mary 

son Love 2 
Peter 1 Brown 
James 1 Chilton 

wife 

daughter Mary* 
Francis 1 Cooke 

son John 8 



Edward 1 Doty 
Francis 1 Eaton 

wife Sarah 

son Samuel 2 
Edward 1 Fuller 

wife 

son Samuel 2 
Dr. Samuel 1 Fuller 
Stephen 1 Hopkins 

2d wife, Elizabeth 

son Gyles 2 
(by 1st wife) 

daughter Constance 2 
(by 1st wife) 
John 1 Howland 
William 1 Mullins 

wife Alice 

daughter Priscilla* 



Degory 1 Priest 
Thomas 1 Rogers 

son Joseph 2 
Henry 1 Samson 
George 1 Soule 
Myles 1 Standish 
John 1 Tilley 

wife 

daughter Elizabeth* 
Richard 1 Warren 
William 1 White 

wife Susanna 

son Resolved 2 

son Peregrine* 
Edward 1 Winslow 



[The 55 Passengers from Whom We Cannot Prove Descent] 



Bartholomew* Allerton 
John Allerton 
John 2 Billington 
Dorothy Bradford 

( 1st wife of William 1 ) 
Wrestling 2 Brewster 
Richard Britteridge 
William Butten 
Robert Carter 
John Carver 
Katharine Carver 

(wife of John) 
Maid servant of the 

Carvers 
Richard Clarke 
Humility Cooper 
John 1 Crackston 

son Tohn 2 

-Ely 

Thomas English 



Moses Fletcher 
Richard Gardiner 
John Goodman 
William Holbeck 
John Hooke 
Damaris 2 Hopkins 
Oceanus 2 Hopkins 
John Langmore 
William Latham 
Edward Leister 
Edmund Margeson 
Christopher Martin 

wife 

Desire Minter 
Ellen More 
Jasper More 
Richard More 
[a boy] More 
Joseph 2 Mullins 
Solomon Prower 



John Rigdale 

wife Alice 
Rose Standish 

( 1 st wife of Myles 1 ) 
Elias Story 
Edward Thomson 
Edward Tilley 

wife Ann 
Thomas 1 Tinker 

wife 



son 



William Trevore 
John 1 Turner 

son 

son 

Roger Wilder 
Thomas Williams 
Elizabeth Winslow 

(1st wife of Edward 1 ) 
Gilbert Winslow 



150 Military Orders from the Collamore Papers 



MILITARY ORDERS FROM THE COLLAMORE PAPERS 

The five original documents here presented form a very small part, 
less than one per cent, of the Collamore Papers described in our 
September, 19 14, issue. They refer to the military affairs of the town 
of Scituate, in 1688 and 1693. The second paper, dated 14 April, 1693, 
is especially interesting, as it bears the autograph signature of Maj. 
William 2 Bradford (William 1 ). The last paper, which is very badly 
worn, is a contemporary copy of an original letter written to Maj. Wil- 
liam Bradford on 19 April, 1693, probably by Capt. Anthony Collamore. 

Complete copies of the five papers follow. 

[Training Day, 1688] 

[From original] "These are to Give notice of a Training day 
appointed on the 26 th day of this Instant Aprill : And all the Souldiores 
of the Millitary Company in Scittuate are heareby Required to make 
Theire appeareance at nine of the Clocke in the morning on the day 
abovesd which will bee Thirdsday next : and to meete att the now 
dwelling House of nathaniell Turner Compleat In Armes and well 
fnxed : as you will answer the neglect 

Dated in Scittuate the By order from Major Bradford 

21 of Aprill 1688: John Wetherell Sarjant" 

[Impressment of Soldiers, 1693] 

[From original] "To y e Captain of y e millitary Company of y e 
Town of Scituate and in his absence to his Lievtennant 

"Pursuant to his Excellencies Command and warrant now Come to 
my' hands Requiring that thirty Six able Souldiers well armed and 
accoutered be forth with Impressed and detached out of y e Severall 
Companies of this County who are all to march to and take up their 
Rendisvous at Plimouth the 18 th Instant where they will Receive 
further orders You are therefore hereby Earnestly desired and in their 
ma ties names Required forthwith to Cause Eleven able Souldiers of 
your Company to be Impressed and Caused to be upon their march 
armed and fitted as abovesaid and to appear at Plimouth on y e day 
and time aforesaid for y e service of their Ma ties under y e Conduct of 
Captain Cornelius Briggs whereof it is presumed you will not fail. 
Dated at Plimouth Aprill y e 14 th 1693 : William Bradford 

Major:" 

[From original] "To Constabel Dwelley of Sittuate Grctinge: 
Thes are In theyr Majestis names to will and Requier you forthe withe 
to Impres ten Abel souldierse as shal be herafter named viz : william 
Curtes Daved Turner Joseph Nashe Joshuah Cushinge Joseph wod- 
worthe Teremyah Roase John Curtes Jun Edward wantons Smithe 
Israel Silvester Hugh Pulman Joseph Curtice John Curtice and 



Military Orders from the Collamore Papers 1 5 1 

Ephram Turner and'any other person or so many of them as you can 
find and Give them order to make their personall appearance well 
armed and accoutered, and fit for march, at y e now Dwelling house 
of Captain Anthony Collimer in Scituate on monday y e 17 th Instant 
by eight of y e clock in y e morning where they shall Receive further 
orders fail not in any y e particulars aforesaid as you will answer y e 
contrary at your Perrill and y l you doe y e same with your utmost dili- 
gence speed and secresie and have you then there this warrant with 
Return of your doings upon y e same 

Dated in Scituate p r me Israeli Chittenden 

Aprill y e 15 th 1693: Lieutenant 

"your are futher in their sayd majesties names Required to prosecut 
the abovesayd warrant and warne the persons abovesayd to appeare 
at the place abovesayd on wedensday next about eight of the Clock in 
the morning and to make Return of your warrant and doeings thereon 
at sayd time 

date Sittuate 17 aprill 1693 V mee Israeli Chittenden 

lieutenant 

"Ther Is Impresed a Cording to this order Daved Turner Hugh 
Pulman Joseph Nashe Joshua Cushinge 

by me Richard Dwelley Const of Sittuat" 

[From original] "aprill the 19 1693 To constable thomas Colman 
greeting you are hereby in their magistyes name required forthwith 
on sight hereof to goe to John magoone sener and require of him one 
of his sons for to doe the king servise and forthwith to appeere well 
fited with arms and ammunition att the now dweling house of captain 
anthony colemore in sittuate and upon his the said magoone neglect 
or refusing so to doe or show that you doe forthwith impress the said 
magoone and warne him to appeere with armes and ammunition fit 
for servis at said captains house or any other that you can find fit for 
service and warn them to appeere forthwith 

per me Anthony Collamer: Cap 1 " 

[From original] "[H]onered Sir These are to Signifie to y[our 
h]oner that in persuance to your warrant 14 aprill 1693 for the Im- 
pressing [E] leaven So[ldiers] out of our Companie we have bin as 
Industr[ious] as we can : but Cannott gitt the numbe pr [wrorn] and 
those we have gitten are some of them young lads and some no fitt for 
service and the Reas[on for] it why no fitter is because that ours were 
alarmed with theire Impressing at mers[*] before such time as your 
warrant came to us which ocasioned our men that were fitt for service 
to take there flight and hide them selfes : which have Caused us a great 
deale o[f] trouble these are therefore to intreat that you would be 
pleased to send another w T arra[nt t]o Impower the officer to breake 
open any house where such persons are or shall be h[i]d : and wee 

* Probably " mershfield " for Marsbfield was written here. 



152 "Timot/iy Fobes His Book" 

shall yet be as industrous as may be and as soone as we can to answer 
your warrant : and Sir where as there is in the warrant mention made 
of Cornelious bri[ggs] being Cap* over sayd souldiers these are to 
acquainte you that his ocasions are [s]uch that I know not whither 
he may be prevailed with to take it upon him 
date Sittuate 19 aprill 1693 

a coppy of what sent to m[ajo]r bradford" 



"TIMOTHY FOBES HIS BOOK" 

Through the courtesy of Mr. Henry D. Forbes of Boston, the 
Editor has been allowed to copy for this magazine the entries in a 
small notebook once the property of Timothy Fobes of Bridgewater, 
Mass., who was born in 1740 and died in 1803. William Fobes, oldest 
son of Timothy, married Freelove French, and their son Dwelly Fobes 
was the father of Mr. Henry D. Forbes, the present owner of the 
record. 

The book originally had at least twenty-four pages (6| by 4 inches) 
and a rough paper cover, but the back cover has been lost. The pages 
are not numbered; but for convenient reference numbers have been 
assigned in the following copy, the second page of the paper cover 
being called page 2. 

A complete copy of the entries in this record follows. 

[p. 2] the acompte of Deth in wist Parrish in Bridgwater since August 

28 ye 1774 
[p. 3 is blank] 

[p. 4] 1774 Augst 28 Jonathan Hay wards Child Died ' 
28 Adams Bailey wife Died 
September 21 Lt Samuel Packard Died 
October 28 Zephaniah Ames Died aged 19 
31 fit John Ames Child Died 
November 14 william Dunber Died 
24 Isaac Lathrop Died 
28 Thomos Ames Died 
December the 17 Philip Reynoldes Child 
19 the wido mary Packard Died 
19 & Smuel Bartlet Child Died 

22 Daniel Lathrop wife Did 

23 abigail Lahrop Died 

24 Edward Lathrop wife Died 
28 Cloe Howard Died aged 18 
28 & Sary Britt Died aged 80 



"Timothy Fobes His Book" 153 

[p. 5] January y e 3th 1775 Phillip Reynolds Dide 

the 8 Pleney Bobet Dide 

28 Joseph Packards Wife and Jasse Howard Child Dide 

february 2 Johnnathan Lartrop Child Did 

2 Phebe Dassanes Dide 

& 2 Hannh Lartrop Died 

16 Chrels Howard Died 

20 Ephrim Howard Died 

21 Edward Lartrop 
March 2^ Rass Davis Died 
28 Jams Howard wife 

may 18 Jonathan Coplan Child 

June 14 henry Kith dide 

[p. 6] May y e 14 1776 Edmund Hayward Wife Died 

[pages 7 and 8 are blank] 

[p. 9*] Died Edward Fobes march the 1 : 1747 In the ninth year of 

his Age 
Died mary Fobes march the 17 : 1747 In the first year of her Age 
Died William Fobes June the 26:1764 In the Sixty Sixth year of his 

Age 
Died Abnar Fobes January the 20: 1767 In the fortyth year of his Age 
Died Lucanna White February the 15 1775 In the forty third year of 

her Age 
Died Thankful Fobes Aparil the 9:1776 in the Seventyth year of her 

Age 
Died William Fobes May y e 29 th 1797 
Timothy Fobes Died Oct r 20 th AD 1803 
[pages 10 to 18 inclusive are blank] 
[p. 19] Timothy Fobes his Book 
my Farther william Fobes was Born July y e 26 y e 1698 and Departed 

this Life June y e 26 y e 1764 in 66 yeare of his age 
Abner Fobes Born november y e n the 1727 Diparted this Life January 

ye 2o the 1767 : in the 40 year of his age 
Lucie Fobes Born May the 25 y e 1732 & Departed this february y* I5 the 

1775 in the 43 yeare of hur age 
mother Fobes was Born Deem 1 " y e i the 1706 Departed this Life April 

ye the j 776 j n the 70 yeare of hur age 
[p. 20] Timothy Fobes was Born may first 1740 and was marred to 

Mary Dean October 2^ y e 1766 
and Mary his was Born may y e il the 1743 
William Fobes was Born to Timothy & Mary his wife September y e 

I4 the 1767 
Avery Fobes was Born January y e 22 the 1770 
Dwelle Fobes was Born September the 6 y e 1774 

*The original page 9 is blank, but a sheet of the same quality of paper, and 
of the same size, has been pasted on it. This attached sheet contains the deaths 
here printed as on page 9. 



154 A Complete Set of "The Mayflower Descendant" 

Timothy Fobes was Bom february the 25 the 1783 on Thusdey at three 

of Clok in the after Nune 
[page 21 is blank] 
[p. 22] Dwelle Fobes Before Named was hurt the June y e 9: 1783 by 

a Stak of [*] foiling on his head & Brok his Scol Boon So that the 

Branes Came out & his Sholder Brok he Depated this Life June 

19 ye 1783 
[p. 23 is blank] 
[p. 24] Esther Smith Dafter of Cap t william Dean Died December the 

8 1787 in the 49 year of her age 
Margret dean of mansfeeld Died January I7 the 1798 in the 52 year of 

her age 
[p. 25] January 6 the 1784 then was a flood the gratist that Ever Known 

it Sweept of all the Bridges upon town Rever to the ware Bridgr 

Except the Bridg By Co 1 Edward Howard in Bridgwater 
[p. 26] April 1 & 2 the 1786 thare was Sovere Snow Storm as Ever 

I New 
December 5 the 1786 then was a Sever Snow Storm so that it filld the 

trench fool of Snoo we Cleared it out the Next day but no water 

the 9 day was a nother Snow Storm So that it filled up all the 

Rodes as the top of the fenc & the mill trench again so that the mill 

Stud Still for ten davs 



A COMPLETE SET OF 
"THE MAYFLOWER DESCENDANT » 

A complete set of this Society's quarterly magazine "The May- 
flower Descendant" has been presented to the Society, by a subscriber, 
to be sold for the benefit of its Colonial Research Work. 

The sixteen volumes (1899-1914) will be sold for $50.00. 

Remittance must accompany the order, and must be made payable 
to the Society. 

Communications should be addressed to George Ernest Bowman, 
Editor, 53 Mt. Vernon St., Boston, Mass. 

*The word written here, in the manuscript, appears to be " Stitwrt ", but the 
second "t" is looped, and it may have been an "1" crossed by mistake. The 
word is on the right hand margin of the page, and the writer was obliged to put 
the last two letters above the line. 

Judge Nahum Mitchell, in his History of Bridgewater, published in 1840, 
states that this son of Timothy Fobes was " killed at the raising of the Baptist 
meeting house ". Judge Mitchell was born in 1769 and was fourteen years old at 
the date of this accident. 



The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 155 

"SCRAP BOOK" DEPOSITIONS 

By the Editor 

On pages 134 and 135 of the November, 1914, issue of this maga- 
zine, as part of an article under the caption "Scrap Book" Deposi- 
tions, were printed depositions of Thomas Buck and David Jacob. 

By an unfortunate printer's error the first line of the oath of 
Thomas Buck was substituted, at the top of page 135, for the first line 
of the oath of David Jacob. With the exception of this one line, the 
Jacob deposition was correctly printed; and the whole of the Buck 
deposition was correctly printed. 

• The entire Jacob deposition, as it should have been printed, is given 
below. 

[David Jacob] 

[P- 73] "This deponent testifieth and saith, that some time in 
ffebruary last past I haveing occasion to goe over the bridge, which 
is called Gannets bridge, upon the brook called bound brook : saw, and 
took notice that according to my best Judgement said bridge and way 
on the other side of the s d bridge was dangerious and hazzerous for 
persons passing over either on horse back or inconvenient on foot. 

"The Oath of David Jacob aged 29 years or therabout Taken this 
21 Day of Martch 169! before mee William Bradford Justice of Peace." 



THE DIARY OF JABEZ FITCH, JR. 

( Continued from page 14.1) 

Sunday January I st 1764. I Staid at home read an Appendix in 
M r Flemings Fullfilling of y e Scriptures &c. 

Mond: Jan" 2 nd 1764 . I had a Son Born W* ii^4 lb . This Day I 
was up at Preston as far as David SafTord's. the Evening following 
I was with y e - Society Com 4 at Bro r Elishas on ac* of y* Request of 
Capt : Andrus & M r John. 

y e 4 th I se M r Wight at Fathers had some Discorce with him &c. 

Sund : y e 8 th I hear'd M r Wight from Luke 12 th 21 st 

ye TI th j kii'd mv i c | s ow & carried her to y e Landing she w d 119 lb 
This Day I had y e comp>" of M r Nat 1 Tracy. 

ye I2 th Sam 11 Williams & Dan 11 Mix helpd me thrash. This Even- 
ing I was at a Singing Meeting at M r John Andrus's. 

v e j 2 th we got wood out of y e great Swomp, Deac n Kenedy came 
to se me where we had a Singing meeting he Sang Dubland &c. in 
the Evening I was at M r Richards's 

Sund: y c 15 th I heard M r Wight from I st Peter 2 nd 11 th 



156 The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 

ye : 6th & 17th J was over t0 D oc r Perkins's Mill Each Day. 

ye jgth t made fence in y e Swomp This Evening I heard M r Park 
(at M r Gores) from Philip: 2 nd I st 2 nd 

y e igth 1 was over t0 y e Doct rs Mill again with Brofc Elisha & B[*] 
as I came home I receiv'd a letter from y e Pauquatanock Gent lmn to 
y« Society Com tee 

ye 20 th In y e Evening I went up to L 1 Tracys. 

Sund : y e 22 nd I heard M r Wight from Romans 7 th 4 th 

ye 24th there fell a concidrable Snow 

N.B. Last night y e Society Com tee were togather on ac 1 of y e late 
motion of y e Pauquatanock Gentlemen Respecting y e Rev d M r Wights 
preaching Some Sabaths there as also Some other matters by them 
Invented 

ye 2 jth Sam 11 Williams & Dan 11 Mix thrash'd y e Last of our Oates. 

Jan: 1764. Sund: y e 29 th I heard M r Wight from Luke 14 th 16 th 
23rd 

Mond : y e 6 th of Feb r I kill'd 2 hogs one w d 212 lb y e other 71 lb — 
This Day in y e afternoon I was with Roger Haskel up at Bro r Elisha's 
attend y e Credittors of Benj n Andrus Deceas'd 

ye ^th J was over at Town Sold a Small Hog to Azriah Lothrop 
I was Just in at Court se Bro r Pelatiah there, at night I came home. 
3' e Storm was very tedious & Bad c rosing y e Ferry. 

ye gth Toard night I went over to Deac n Mix's after a Brake &c. 
where I lit of one W m Brewster living at y e Oblong, who is come 
among us for a visit being a Cussen of ours, y c man was brought up 
at Lebanon . where he lived with his first Wife &c he Married a 
Second Wife at N. Haven & mov'd to y e Oblong as he tells me, where 
he lived till y e year 1754 when he movd with his Family Down to 
Virginea, where he Says he was when Gen 11 Bradick was Defeeted 
by y e French in 1755 & in 57 y e Indians Drove him of with his Family 
& oblidg'd him to Return to y e Oblong again where he has made a home 
ever Since 

Sund: y e 12 th I went over to Town & hear'd an Excelent Discorce 
of M r Whitfield from Jude 21 st Keep your Selves in y e love of God. 

I st He attempted to Shew what y e love of God is 

2nd ] y What is to be understood by keeping our selves in y e love 
of God 

3rd } >' Some Reasons why we Should Keep our selves in y e love of 
God. 

& 4 th & lastly an Application of y e whole. 

In y e afternoon I came Down to y e landing & hear'd M r Whelock 
from I st Corrin: 9 th 26 th 27 th 

y e Evening following our Cosen W m Brewster was at our House, 
about this time I heard of y e Death of Benedic Crocker & Sol r Geer 
who Died in y e West t Indies Some time this Winter. 

Feb r 12 th 1764. 

*The rest of this word is doubtful. 



The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 157 

Mt. 27. Feb r 1764. 

y e 16 th In y e Evening I was at a Lecter at M r Richards's where I 
heard M r Parke from Jeremiah 8 th 22 nd 

ye j^th J went t0 Town with M r Ricchards & tock a Coppy of y* List 
at y e Town Clerks — Then we went up to Court a little while & then 
home by Lothropes Mill. 

Sund: y e 19 th I hear'd M r Wight from 2 nd Cor: 6 th I st — We then 
as workers together with him, beseech you also; y 1 ye receive not y e 
grace of God in vain : 

I st He attempts to Shew what the Grace of God is, in y^ Sence of 
y e Text. 

2 ndiy What may be understood by receiving y e grace of God in vain 

3rd 1 *' The importance of receiving y e grace of God to Saving 
porposes 

& 4 th & lastly an Application. 

The Evening following Bro r Elisha & his Wife, with David Felloes 
of Canaan & his Wife made us an Evening Visite. 

ye 20 th Bro r John Baley of Groten was here. 

Twelve Months this Day Since poor Bill Died. 

ye 23rd Isaac Huntington Esq 1 " (Town Clerk of this Town for many 
years past) Died of a long Ilness &c. 

Sund: y e 26 th (my Burth Day) I heard M r Wight on his last 
Sabath's Subject. 

ye 27th ye Society Com tee went & Tender'd y e Rate Bill with a 
Warrent to M r John Andrus (as Collector) who refused to Except 
of it. This Night there was something of a Light in y e North. 

Feb r 29 th 1764. John Kirtland was here. 

ye 2 nd i n ye Evening y e Society Com tee was togather at M r Rich- 
ards's on ac 1 of a Collector &c. 

Sund : y e 4 th I heard M r Wight from Psalm 115 th J 3 th He wil1 bless 
them y* fear y e Lord both small & great 

I st he labour'd to shew y e Carrecter of those who may be said to 
be y e true fearers of y e Lord. 

2 ndiy ne concider'd y e Blessings of such as truely fear y e Lord. 

grdly jj ie Extent of y e Promis. 

4 thiy The reason why such as fear y e Lord are Blessed. 

& 5 thl >" an Application of y e whole. 

March 1764 . y e 5 th I attended y e Credittors of Ben Andrus with 
M r Haskell at Bro r Elishshas. M r Giles was there &c — This Day there 
was a Town Meeting, Benj n Huntington was chose Town Clerk. The 
Evening following there was a very great light in y e air. 

ye pth i n ye Evening y e Com tee were together again at M r Richards's 
on ac 1 of a Collector again & appointed L* Tracy to give Asael Cook 
y e Ratebill y e next Day . which was Done (as I was aferewards 
Inform'd) 

y e 10 th I help'd Roger Haskel Draw some Logs to y e Mill. 

Sund: v e 11 th I carried my Bov over to Deac n Mix's for Doc r 



158 Mary* {Brewster) Turner 

Downer to se a very Soer thumb he's got. The Evening following I 
was at Bro r Elisha's & got M r Wise's Church Quarrel Espoused . 

y e 14 th I help'd Bro r Elisha make a Tongue to his Cart. This Day 
I se old croocked Ben &c. 

{To be continued) 



MARY 8 (BREWSTER) TURNER 

By George Ernest Bowman 

Mary 3 Brewster (Jonathan', Elder William 1 ) was born at Plymouth 
on 16 April, 1627,* and married John Turner, Sr. (or John Turner the 
elder,+ as he was frequently called), of Scituate, on 10 November, 1645.* 
John Turner made his will* 4 March, 1695, and it was proved 28 June, 
1697. His wife Mary is mentioned in the will, and as there is nothing 
in the probate proceedings to indicate that she died before her hus- 
band, it has seemed probable that she survived him ; but I had not found 
any positive proof of this supposition. I was much pleased therefore, 
to discover among the Collamore Papers described in our September, 
1914, issue, a receipt signed by Mary, the widow of John Turner, dated 
23 March, 1697/8, and witnessed by her son Benjamin Turner. 

This little slip of paper, yellow with age, but in perfect condition 
and as legible as the day it was written, is about three and one-fourth 
inches tall by five and three-fourths inches long. It is in the hand- 
writing of Peter Collamore of Scituate. Mary Turner signed the re- 
ceipt by a mark, using her initials, and Benjamin Turner wrote his 
name as a witness. 

A complete copy of the receipt follows. 

[Mary 3 (Brewster) Turner's Receipt] 

"Reseived march the 23 day 1697/8 of Peter Collamer of Sittuate 
the Just Sum of fower Pownd In moneys It being for 6 uper Lether 
hids Sd Collamer bought of my late husband John Turner Desesed 
Being the balans of all a Counts from the : beginlng of the world to 
this day I Say Reseived her 

beniamin Turnner By me Mary M T Turner" 

marck 

* For birth, marriage and will, see " The Mayflower Descendant," 1:7,8 and 
V: 41. 

t He had a younger brother, also named John, who was called John, Jr. 



Notes by the Editor 159 



NOTES BY THE EDITOR 

Freeman-Gross. The following abstract was made by the Editor 
in November, 191 1, from the original power of attorney, then owned 
by Mr. Freeman E. Snow of Orleans, Mass. 

"I Susannah Gross of Hartford . . . . Colony of Connecticut! .... 
Administratrix on the Estate of Freeman Gross Late of Hartford 
Deceased . have put and Constituted My Trusty And well beloved 
Freind Mr. Edmund Freeman of Eastham .... My Lawfull Attourney 
.... to Ask Demand Sue for Recover and Receive from any person 
or persons whatsoever All .... Debts Dues Demands Legacys or be- 
quest Devised or Given to the Sd Freeman Gross or that does any ways 
appertain 01 belong to the Estate of the Sd Freeman Gross" 

The document was dated 22 May, 1751, and signed "Susanna Gross." 
It was acknowledged the same day, at Hartford, before I. Bucking- 
ham, Justice of the Peace. 

Smith. The following item was copied by the Editor, in October, 
1914, from the original records of Dartmouth, Mass. It is found on 
folio 128 of the book labelled "General Records 1647-1779" etc. 

"April y e : 21 st : Day 1757 Then Joseph Smith Son of Elishub 
Smith was Entred Miller to his fathers Grist Mill in Dartmouth and 
attended S d Mill from y e : 14 th : Day of February past : his Said father 
Being Seventy nine years of age and under Poor Circumstances : So 
that I am obliged to Take Cear of him Every Night and Morning 
Attest Benj n Akin Town Clerk" 



Pinson. The following deposition is copied from the original docu- 
ment, found in the collection of Collamore Papers now owned by the 
Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. 

"Thomas Pinson of Sittuate aged 74 yeares or there about Testife 
that the marsh which Thomas Turner now layeth claime to: whic[h] 
is now in the posesion -of peter Collemer and lyeth betwine the march 
of Thomas king and the marsh of the sayd pinson on the one side and 
the marsh of John Raunce and the sayd Thomas Turner on the other 
side: it have gone by the name of garrets pinsons and Collemers marsh 
for these thyrty years and upward and futher that I the sayd pinson 
for above twenty yeares agone did set up a fence in the Range betwine 
the Marsh of sayd Collemer and sayd Turner and no man molested me 
date this 9 January 1683 The marke of 

Thomas pinson" 



— .. PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

Committee on Publication 
Lew C. Hill Alvin P. Johnson 

Stanley W. Smith Frederick Foster 

George Ernest Bowman, Editor 



CONTENTS — DECEMBER, 1914 

I. Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society of 

Mayflower Descendants Page 145 

II. Register of Minor Children, Grandchildren, Neph- 
ews and Nieces of Members of the Society of 
Mayflower Descendants (Continued) . . . 147 

III. Applications for Membership in the Massachusetts 

Society of Mayflower Descendants 

IV. The Mayflower Passengers .... 
V. Military Orders from the Collamore Papers . 

VI. "Timothy Fobes His Book" .... 

VII. A Complete Set of ".The Mayflower Descendant' 

VIII. "Scrap Book" Depositions .... 

IX. The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. (Continued) 

X. Mary 8 (Brewster) Turner. By George Ernest 
Bowman ....... 

XI. Notes by the Editor ...... 



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ADDRESS OF PROFESSOR WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT 

AT THE NINETEENTH ANNUAL DINNER 

OF THE MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY 

OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS* 

Governor and Fellow Voyagers: 

I am very much indebted to the Massachusetts Society of May- 
flower Descendants for electing me an honorary member of their 
Society. I have been so often elected an honorary member of societies 
of which I could not be an active member, because I was not eligible, 
that I am glad to have an exception. I was elected an honorary mem- 
ber, when I was President, of the New Jersey Society of the Cincinnati; 
that is the only way in which I could get in; but I could have gotten 
into this Society, I am glad to say. I did not know that I could until 
I became President. You find out a good many things about yourself 
after you become President, and I found I was a Pilgrim, and a little 
later on I found I was also a stranger. But it is most gratifying to 
come here, and I thank the Society for the honor it has done me. 

It suits me to be a member of the Mayflower Society; I think we 
belong to the middle class, that is where I feel at home. We were not 

*Held at Boston, 8 December, 1914. 

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2 Address of Professor William Howard Taft 

the aristocrats when we left England, and I think we have always 
retained that element of strength, of not being too high and not being 
too low, but just ourselves. That is another reason why I feel honored 
by becoming a member of the Pilgrims. Perhaps you do not like that, 
but it gratifies me to feel that way, at any rate. 

I wanted to ask tonight, and see whether I could answer the ques- 
tion, Whether the Pilgrims — and the Puritans, for we must let them 
in, in a country movement, because I know the difference ; some people 
do not know the difference between a Pilgrim and a Puritan — Whether 
the Pilgrims and the Puritans are out of date ? 

There is a cult today which says we have adhered too much to the 
past, that we have something before us, and that we ought to look 
ahead and not behind ; that we ought to wipe off the slate, so to speak, 
and write anew. They suggest the lines in the Biglow Papers: 

"But John P. 

Robinson he 

Sez they didn't know everythin' down in Judee." 

And the question I want to ask is whether they did not know something 
about Plymouth Rock that we can afford to maintain and to preserve, 
of course, whether they left us anything in their history and in their 
theory of life and in their example that we need today and ought to 
defend and to preserve. 

There are certain things that we do not insist on maintaining. The 
strictness with which they viewed other people's religion we do not 
have to maintain. I think the Pilgrims were a little milder in that 
regard than the Puritans and some others. I think that is the reason 
why I see so many Unitarians among the Pilgrims. 

But the Pilgrims had a logical position. The fact is, you can defend 
with considerable force of logic the Inquisition, if you would begin 
with the premises with which they began. The Pilgrims and the 
Puritans had in their doctrines an essence, a principle that worked out 
to freedom of thought and freedom of religion; and that was their 
personal responsibility to God and their disposition to defend it and 
to discuss it. They invited discussion and they had the freedom of 
discussion ; and while, when a man used that freedom and got a little 
outside the breastworks, it cost him something, the use of that freedom, 
of that logical pursuit to the end, ultimately developed the freedom of 
thought and the freedom of religion that we have. 

Roger Williams came into this community, an educated university 
man, with a power of logic and a disposition to discuss ; and while he 
was a noble character, I think he must have been rather an unpleasant 
neighbor, if you wanted peace of mind. He was continually querying 
and discussing, and our forefathers did not come over here for the 
purpose of establishing a place for somebody else; they were establish- 
ing a government on the basis of a theocracy, in which they wished 
to carry out their theories. Therefore, when Williams came here and 
proposed a little different theory, they logically thought that he had 



Address of Professor William Hovuard Taft 3 

better get up a community of his own. And that is what he did. He 
went down to Providence and he established one, and he had freedom 
of thought and he had tolerance, but he had a most turbulent com- 
munity ; so turbulent, indeed, that when the four colonies were united 
in a New England federation, Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth Colony, 
Hartford, and New Haven, they left Providence out. They did not 
think that a community where they had a cage of all sorts of animals 
was one that would be useful in fighting the Indians or in making a 
successful federation. And yet Roger Williams and Brown University 
that followed, illustrated first the tolerance to which we have now all 
come, that Erasmus advocated. It takes some time to work out that 
theory of tolerance ; and the essence of it lived in the freedom of dis- 
cussion, and the determination to pursue to a logical end, that was 
characteristic of the Pilgrims and the Puritans, and so they all reached 
the same goal. 

You have had read here the Compact written in the cabin of the 
Mayflower. It was not a constitution of government in the sense in 
which we understand it; it was a mere agreement to form a govern- 
ment and become members of it. The first written constitution of 
government was drafted by Thomas Hooker in 1636. When going from 
Newtowne to settle at Hartford he drafted the first written constitu- 
tion of a popular government. And then Massachusetts did not seem 
to get along well with the authorities at home ; Hooker and his colony, 
with the younger Governor Winthrop, seemed to stand better with 
Charles II, and he gave them a charter. But they did not like New 
Haven, because New Haven was too orthodox and too strait-laced, 
with John Davenport and with Theophilus Eaton. So they just wiped 
out New Haven and put her into Connecticut, which was greatly better 
for New Haven, of course, but she did not think so then. Following 
the federation of the four colonies for the defence of New England, 
the story of the Pilgrims, the influence of Robinson in the kindness 
that he enthused (although he did not come with them to this country) 
into their subsequent settlement, their very kindly dealings with the 
Indians, all make their history one upon which the historian loves to 
dwell. 

They grew slowly. It is quite remarkable that they only had about 
three hundred in 1629 and not more than three thousand in 1643. They 
seemed a modest company, but one that paid their debts and labored 
to do so, and who insisted on getting the legal title, through the 
Plymouth Colony, to their land. There is not anything they did of 
which we need to be ashamed, or anything which they did that we 
have to explain. We do have to explain a little about the Puritans, 
and yet we can explain it ; the very vigor with which they are attacked 
is an evidence of their strength. I had a great aunt who used to say 
to my own Aunt Delia, "It is a great deal better to be en- vied than to 
be pit-zed." 

Now what did we get from the Pilgrims and the Puritans? Until 
the time of James II they had here complete self-government. Their 



4 Address of Professor William Howard laft 

governor was elected; their assembly was elected; everything about 
it was self-government They had the town meeting, but they soon 
found — and therein I wish to be emphatic — they soon found that they 
could not spread the town meeting over the colony; that the town 
meeting was all right for a few people constituting a town; but they 
developed, as it had been hammered out in the country whence they 
came, the principle of representative government in their colony ; and 
then from that they developed the principle of a federation of states, 
with local self-government, delegating to a central authority that 
which was necessary in order to carry out the objects of the federation. 

As I have said, Plymouth was tolerant, Massachusetts not so much 
so, Rhode Island tolerant but turbulent, New Haven intolerant, and 
Hartford tolerant. I want to say for New Haven (just to resent 
ancient muckraking, for they had muckraking in those days outside 
of New England, especially by those people that were led outside) 
it was a minister — of the Church of England, I think — who went 
home and wrote a book on the Blue Laws of Connecticut, in which he 
said that a father could not kiss his daughter on Sunday in New 
Haven. That was a base slander; osculation was all right on the 
Sabbath day in New Haven and the records show it. 

In addition to the personal responsibility to God that they taught, 
leading inevitably to freedom of thought and freedom of religion in 
which they builded better than they knew, they were practical, they 
believed in property and the rewards of labor, in saving; they were 
industrious, shrewd, economical, good at a bargain ; they were Yankees 
and they made the name of Yankees for shrewd dealing. 

What have they given? They have given us the personal respon- 
sibility to God founded on reason, representative government as a 
basis of freedom, the government of laws and not of man, a sense 
of independence and self-reliance, a sense of duty and insistence upon 
rights only as correlative of duties and education and the pursuit of 
knowledge. Are those things *' played out," as "truthful James" 
said in that game of euchre with the Chinaman, that Bret Harte 
speaks of ? You remember he played with the Chinaman and they had 
a great number of aces and bowers, a good many more than are in 
one pack ; but they found the Chinaman with twenty-seven packs in his 
sleeves; and then "truthful James" turned to Bill and said, "Is the 
Caucasian played out?" What I want to know is, are these principles 
played out ; are we going to give up representative government ? The 
argument is that in the early days the town meeting was the center; 
that was pure democracy; now let us go back to pure democracy as 
in the town meeting. As a matter of fact, when you look into the 
history of it, they themselves demonstrated the , inefficacy of pure 
democracy the minute you get beyond the small community. Are we 
going back to the days of pure democracy by the Initiative and the 
Referendum and the Recall? I do not think that we are, any farther 
than we have got. I think the experiment will demonstrate that, 
having fought for a thousand years for the best method of enabling 



Address of Professor William Howard Taft 5 

people to run a government and having found out tne great benefit of 
representative government, we are not going back and make a retro- 
grade step to that system -which the Greeks showed was altogether 
inefficacious in the end, and which our own ancestors improved upon 
at once when they came to this country. 

The Referendum is a nostrum. It is showing itself to be so because 
you cannot make people go to the polls to vote upon something that 
they do not understand and have not the time to investigate. That is 
the result all over the country. Why is it that in a Referendum, given 
at the same time that men are elected to office, the number of people 
who vote on the Referendum is about one-half of those who vote for 
the candidates ? It is because the voters do not understand and have 
not the patience and the time to investigate so as to understand the 
questions that are put. You put a simple question, "Wet or Dry?" 
and then you will get a vote. But in Oregon, the home of the Initiative 
and the Referendum, they submitted at the last Presidential election 
thirty-one complicated statutes, to be voted upon by the voters; and 
they printed a volume of two hundred and fifty closely printed pages, 
to be circulated among the electors in order that they might vote in- 
telligently on those thirty-one statutes. 

Now I ask you, my friends, many of you, all of you, that is, those 
who may vote now and those who are going to vote hereafter; I ask 
you, I ask those who are fired with an enthusiasm as to what they are 
going to do when they do vote; I ask them as man to woman, Would 
you, busy as you are in other regards, would you have the patience 
to read through a volume of two hundred and fifty closely printed 
pages, in order to understand whether those complicated statutes ought 
to be voted into law or not? You know you would not. I know you 
would not. I know I would not, and I know that after I had read the 
book I would not know. You cannot decide by a cramming process 
like that. 

Under the representative system, what do you do ? You elect com- 
petent legislators, who go to the legislature and discuss the statute; 
and if they find the statute as proposed is not that which works the 
object of the proposer, as is too frequently the case, they can introduce 
an amendment to accomplish that purpose. But with the Initiative, 
the man who drafts it runs around and gets a petition signed by a lot 
of people who do not understand it, and then it is foisted on the public 
to be voted for or against, without any amendment or discussion. I ask 
you, as sensible people, do you think that is a good way of conducting 
a popular government ? 

What is the objection to the representative system? That because 
we did have corruption, because we did reach a condition where re- 
form was necessary under the representative system, therefore the 
representative system was to blame for it. It is under the representa- 
tive system that we have accomplished the reforms that we have 
accomplished, and it all comes back to the individual duty of the indi- 
vidual elector. The trouble is that we Americans consult too much 



6 Address of Professor William Howard Taft 

the analogy of the machine. We are too conceited about our own in- 
genuity in devising some new method. We have made tremendous 
progress by the combination of parts in a machine so as to accomplish 
almost anything, talking, riding, and everything else; but when you 
come to manufacture a political machine that shall work in the sense 
of the mechanician, so that it shall be fool-proof, so that the govern- 
ment shall run itself and keep entirely honest and be perfect, without 
the electors taking any interest in it, you are seeking something which 
cannot be found. We can get along with the representative system 
and do it well, if we will attend to our duty, and no system will work 
unless we do. 

The actual working out of the Initiative and the Referendum has 
demonstrated its inefficacy to bring about reform. It is said it takes 
us out of the control of the politician. Well, the reformer that says 
that does not understand the politician. When a Referendum results 
in the carrying of a constitutional amendment or a law by a small 
plurality, by a small percentage of the total vote, the politician won't 
be long in getting control of that small percentage. It is in the large 
vote that the politician is likely to be defeated. Why, our friend 
Senator Bourne, who printed a million copies of his speech in favor 
of more democracy, went out to that election in Oregon. At first he 
did not go out. He was running for the Senate, and he said that the 
people of Oregon were on trial, he was not on trial ; after he had done 
so much for them in bringing about popular government, if they did 
not nominate him in the Republican primary for senator they had not 
stood the test ! Well, they did not stand the test. Then he went out 
and he ran in another primary, and then he ran at the election, and 
still the people of Oregon were blind ! Now he went into that election, 
he, the great advocate of this system, and he admitted that out of the 
thirty-one statutes he was honest enough to cast his vote for only two ! 
I commend him for it rather than for casting his vote for the thirty- 
one without knowing what he was voting for, but that illustrates the 
system. 

I am not going into the question of recall of executive officers, 
except to say that in your business and in ordinary affairs, when you 
employ a person to discharge a very high duty, you do not want him 
thinking all the time, "How is this going to appear?" and "How is 
that going to appear?" What you want him to be thinking of is how 
is he going to do the thing that is to be done. You want him to plan 
ahead and exert the ability which he has, the originality which he has, 
to carry out that plan and make the best he can for you and for the 
public. But if you are going to introduce a system by which the man 
in office is going to have his ear down to the ground all the time to see 
how this thing he does or that thing he does shall appear in the head- 
lines, you are going to have a man who does nothing, a jelly fish in 
office, a man that has not the courage and has not the ability to do the 
great work that a public servant must do in the discharge of the respon- 
sibilities that you impose upon him in such a great city as the city of 



Address of Professor William Howard Taft 7 

Boston, or in the state of Massachusetts, or in the government of the 
United States. 

Then with reference to the recall of judges and the recall of judicial 
decisions, it is difficult for me to speak on the subject, because one 
grows too emphatic for a Society of Pilgrims. Then the Pilgrims be- 
lieved in the great principle that a man was entitled to the results of 
his own labor, and not only the results of his own labor, but the results 
of his own saving; they believed that was an essential part of the 
society in which they lived and which they were building up as it was. 
We have had a great spread of universal brotherhood ; I welcome it ; 
but I think that the general attacks upon society and our focusing our 
eyes on the sores of society and on the suffering in society has given 
rise during prosperity — I do not think it is so rife now — but during 
prosperity to a socialistic view. 

What is socialism? It is an attack on property, it is an attack on 
capital, on the capitalistic system of government; and the theory is 
that we are going to find some other method, even that of enlightened 
selfishness, to make men work and display the prudential virtues that 
lie at the basis of successful society. It is an assumption that man is a 
great deal better than he really is ; that he is going to work from an 
altruistic basis, and that we are going to have a perfect society of men 
and women just as we find them. You cannot make men and women 
perfect by arranging a society on the theory that they are perfect. 
That is not the way we have made progress heretofore and that is not 
the way we are going to make progress. Society has made progress ; 
it has made progress on the principle that the laborer is worthy of his 
hire, that the man who saves and exhibits prudential virtues is entitled 
to the reward therefor. 

Every once in a while we have a jog, every once in a while we 
have hard times, sometimes we have a war ; they are dreadful lessons, 
but they do teach us- that man is not yet perfect, and any society that 
is predicated on the theory that he is, and that he is permanently to be 
moved by altruistic consideration, is a society that never was on sea 
or land and will not be until human nature is different from what it is. 

Those are the practical truths that have come down to us from our 
Pilgrim ancestors. They had a strong sense of individual duty; they 
had a strong idea of what a man ought to do for others ; but they also 
proceeded on the theory that what he did for himself he was entitled 
to, and they knew that that was the basis of successful progress in a 
community and that that meant better things for all. And they talked 
about duty; they did not talk so much about rights. We do not hear 
anything today about duty, we hear all about rights; and we have a 
division of society into factions in which each faction is willing to 
sacrifice the interests of all society in order to accomplish one partic- 
ular thing for that particular faction. That was not the Puritan or 
Pilgrim idea; they believed in self-discipline. They did say sometimes 
that a man had to be willing to be damned in order to be saved, and 
they were very severe in that view. I agree that it may be ameliorated 



8 Address of Professor William Howard laft 

somewhat, but I ask this Society whether we have not gone a little 
too far in departing from the discipline that they inculcated ? Are we 
disciplining our children as we ought? Are we not bringing them 
up on the theory that they are doing us a favor by studying in order 
to fit themselves for life ? Haven't we carried the kindergarten method 
too far? Aren't we consulting them too much as to what kind of an 
education they ought to have? Isn't it true that early in life, when 
they are boys and girls, even up to fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, and seven- 
teen, that the very things that they do- not want to take in education 
are the things they ought to take? If they do not like mathematics, 
that is the thing they ought to have. 

I have a brother who is a head master and he meets with other head 
masters, and he told me of a letter that one head master read in their 
association, which he had received from a mother: "We are sending 
you our Willie. Do not be severe with him. He has the making of a 
good and great man in him. Do not punish him. We never are severe 
with him or punish him except in self-defense." 

I do not think a Pilgrim would understand that, and yet it illustrates 
the tendency of the age and it is the basis for saying that we can learn 
something from the Pilgrims in that regard, by a little return to their 
severity of discipline rather than too much exploitation of curriculum 
and too little thoroughness in education. 

These principles that they inculcated and believed and lived and 
enforced in their families and communities have come down to us, 
and they are what have made this country great. Today the descend- 
ants of the New England Pilgrims and Puritans number some twenty 
millions, perhaps more; in 1889 there were fifteen million descendants, 
and they are spreading all over this country. They went West and 
they have built up the West. The other night I was speaking at the 
New England Society in Cleveland. Cleveland is in the Western Re- 
serve of Connecticut, where Moses Cleveland went, and there you can 
see the strain as you move about ; you can tell it came from New Eng- 
land, their ideas are the same. Manasseh Cutler, from very near here, 
Ipswich, seemed to be a gentleman of very varied ability. He was 
minister, doctor, a land promoter, something of a political manipulator, 
and yet a patriot and statesman with all; for I think that he, rather 
than the others for whom it is claimed, is more entitled to the credit 
of the draft of that ordinance of 1787 that contained the first declara- 
tion against slavery, and that also contained the provision forbidding 
the passage of a law impairing the obligation of a contract. During 
the Revolutionary War and during the War of the Rebellion the con- 
science of the country was found in New England, and in that influence 
of New England that went through the West. That is the reason 
why I am proud to be an honorary member of the Massachusetts 
Society of Mayflower Descendants. 



Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society 9 

OFFICIAL NOTICES OF THE MASSACHUSETTS 
SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Nineteenth Annual Dinner 

The Nineteenth Annual Reception and Dinner of the Society were 
held at the Copley-Plaza, Boston, on Tuesday evening, 8 December, 
1914. 

Mr. Lew C. Hill, the Governor of the Society, presided. Ad- 
dresses were made by Professor William Howard Taft, of New 
Haven, Conn., former President of the United States, and by Prof. 
Henri Lichtenberger, from The Sorbonne, Paris, Exchange Professor 
with France, at Harvard University. Professor Taft's address is 
printed in full in another part of this issue. 

Hon. John D. Long, of Hingham, Mass., former Governor of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, who had been announced as one of 
the speakers, was unable to be present, owing to a severe cold. 

Two hundred and seventy-two members and guests were present. 

Donations to the Library 

From Mr. Frank W. Stearns: "Days and Ways in Old Boston." 

From The Nye Family Association df America: "A Genealogy 
of the Nye Family." 

From Mr. Charles A. Hopkins: Thirty-seven Back Numbers of 
"The Mayflower Descendant." 

From Prof. Henry Parks Wright, the author: "Soldiers of 
Oakham Massachusetts in The Revolutionary War The War of 1812 
and The Civil War." 

From Mr. Arthur Perry: "Representative Men and Old Families 
of Rhode Island," Volumes I, II and III. 



Herbert Jenney died at Cincinnati, O., 27 April, 1914. Mr. Jenney 
was elected a member of the Society on 10 July, 1896, as a de- 
scendant of William Bradford. 

Mrs. Amasa Clarke died at Brookline, Mass., 2 December, 1914. 
Mrs. Clarke was descended from Richard Warren, and became 
a member of the Society on 17 June, 1899. 



Members Elected 
January 4, 191 5. 

1324. Mrs. Victor F. Carl, Boston. Mass., tenth from John Alden. 

1325. Miss Mary Elizabeth Partridge, Claremont, N. H., eighth 

from Francis Cooke. 



io Register of Minor Children 

1326 



1327 
1328 
1329 
1330 



Mrs. George Frederic Long, Claremont, N. H., eighth from 

Francis Cooke. 
Robert Montgomery Bowen, Boston, Mass., eleventh from 

William Brewster. 
Mrs. Charles Henry Lincoln, Worcester, Mass., eighth from 

Myles Standish. 
Miss Lucy Robinson Bacon, Waltham, Mass., ninth from 

William Bradford. 
Abner Leach Braley, Brookline, Mass., ninth from Isaac 1 

Allerton, eighth from Mary 2 Allerton. 

Attest: George Ernest Bowman 
Secretary 



REGISTER OF MINOR CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, 

NEPHEWS AND NIECES OF MEMBERS OF THE 

SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

{Continued from Vol. II, page 147) 

[Membership in the Society of Mayflower Descendants is limited 
to persons over eighteen years of age, and we have frequently been 
urged to devise some plan for registering younger children, both for 
permanent record as a part of the "Mayflower Genealogies" which 
we have been compiling for many years, and for the purpose of mak- 
ing it easier for such children to become members of the Society, when 
they reach the required age. 

We have, therefore, established a registry of the children, under 
eighteen years of age, of members of the Society of Mayflower De- 
scendants. Members of all State Societies may register their children 
on payment, strictly in advance, of a fee of one dollar for each child, 
to cover the expense of recording and card indexing, and of printing 
in this department. The names of children registered will be printed, 
unless we are requested not to print them. 

Minor children of deceased members may be registered by any 
other member of the Society. 

A member of any State Society of Mayflower Descendants may 
register a minor grandchild, or a minor nephew or niece, if the child's 
father or mother, through whom the Mayflower descent is claimed, 
died without becoming a member of the Society. 

The full name, place of birth and date of birth must be given for 
each child to be registered, also the name of the State Society of which 
the parent is a member. If both parents are members, the fact should 
be stated. 



Penelope White Married John Trask 1 1 

Minor children of living parents who are eligible to membership 
in the Society, but have not become members, cannot be registered in 
this department. They may, however, be recorded, for the same fee, 
in our Registry of Non-Members, which will include non-members of 
all ages.] 

[Register of Minor Children] 

Lincoln C. Cummings, Mass. 861 : a son, Henry Savage Chase 
Cummings, born 22 June, 1898, at Portland, Me. ; a son, William 
Leverett Cummings, born 24 January, 1900, at Portland, Me. 
[Registered by their dunt, Miss Ellen Chase, Mass. 258.] 

Franklin R. Gifford, Mass. 1143: a daughter, Charlotte Roberts 
Gifford, born 9 April, 1899, at Boston, Mass.; a son, William 
Bradford Gifford, born 30 November, 1900, at Boston, Mass. 

Mrs. Victor F. Carl, Mass. 1324: a daughter, Pauline Marie Carl, 
born 16 November, 1905, at Boston, Mass.; a daughter, Ruth 
Elizabeth Carl, born 30 January, 1908, at Boston, Mass. 



PENELOPE WHITE MARRIED JOHN TRASK 
NOT JOHN GRASS OR GROS 

By George Ernest Bowman 

In the oldest volume of the original records of the town of 
Rochester, Mass., on page 28, is the following record: "John Tras & 
Penelepe White boath of Rochester were married febru[worn] y* 28 th 
1726/7 by Edw d Winslow Justice of y e peace" 

At that period the town clerks of Massachusetts were required by 
law to report all marriages to the County Courts, and this marriage 
was duly returned, and entered on page 131 of an unnumbered volume 
of the original records of the Court of General Sessions at Plymouth, 
under the year 1726. The county clerk, apparently, was not familiar 
with the handwriting of the Rochester town clerk, and the county 
record reads as follows: "February 28 th John Grass and Penelope 
White both of Rochester were married" 

It should be noted that there is no discrepancy between the dates 
in these two entries; they are both in "old style" and mean exactly 
the same day. 

The town clerk of Rochester, Mass., who recorded this marriage 
was Samuel Wing. Every entry on page 28 of the original is in his 
hand, and twice on the page he adds "Town Cle r " to his signature. 
The marriage of "M r Timo Ruggles" also appears on this page. W r e 
have, therefore, in the handwriting of Samuel Wing, town clerk, three 
specimens of a capital "T", used where there is no possibility of mis- 



12 The Mayflower Genealogies 

reading the letter; and a comparison of these specimens with the 
initial letter in the surname in "John Tras" shows that the four initial 
letters are the same. 

Fortunately the name "Goodspeed" appears on the same page of 
the original, and its initial letter is entirely different from the capital 
"T" found four times on the page. 

The proof, therefore, is absolute that the record at Rochester is 
"Tras"; and the entry on the Plymouth court records was an error 
of the county clerk in recording the report from the Rochester town 
clerk. 

Four of the "Children of John & Penelopee Trask" are recorded 
at Bridgewater, Mass., as will be seen by my transcript of the records 
of that town, printed in "The Mayflower Descendant," Volume 15, 
page 200. These children were William, born 27 July, 1729; Samuel, 
born 5 April, 1732; Sarah, born 25 December, 1733; Abigail, born 
19 November, 1736. 

The foregoing notes, from the original records at Rochester and 
Plymouth, were made about five years ago (early in 1910) ; but I have 
delayed publishing them, as I have been trying to discover the parents 
of this Penelope White of Rochester. The search has been unsuccess- 
ful; and having learned that this marriage record has again been 
incorrectly copied, this time as "Gros," it seems important that the 
facts should be printed without further delay. 



THE MAYFLOWER GENEALOGIES 

For nineteen years the Editor has been compiling, from the 
original records, the genealogies of all the Mayflower families. 

This is the only attempt ever made to determine accurately, by a 
critical study of original records, all male and female descendants of 
the Mayflower Passengers to the present time, and the work has pro- 
ceeded very slowly, both on account of lack of funds to pay expenses, 
and because of the great amount of time which it has been necessary 
to devote to the correction of serious errors printed by earlier writers. 

The Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants already 
owns a very large collection of data, only a small portion of which 
has ever been put into print. The cost of making this collection, which 
is steadily increasing in size, and in genealogical and historical value, 
has been heavy, and the Society appeals to all who are interested in 
the Mayflower Pilgrims for contributions towards the expense of con- 
tinuing this work. 

Without liberal financial assistance from those especially inter- 
ested, it will be impossible to complete this work in 1920, the Three 
Hundredth Anniversary of the Landing of the Pilgrims. 



Reports from State Societies 13 



REPORTS FROM STATE SOCIETIES 

COLORADO SOCIETY 

Members Elected 
November 5, 1913. 

39. Franklin Hiram Packard, Redfield, So. Dak., eighth from John 

Alden. 

40. William Page Harlow, M.D., Boulder, Colo., eighth from Myles 

Standish. 
January 7, 19 14. 

41. Herbert Earl Johnson, Denver, Colo., eighth from Isaac 1 Allerton, 

seventh from Mary 2 Allerton. 

CONNECTICUT SOCIETY 

Members Elected 
May 11, 1914. 

354. Normand Francis Allen, Hartford, Conn., tenth from Francis 

Cooke. 

355. Houston Spencer Landon, Old Saybrook, Conn., tenth from 

John Alden. 

356. Alfred Gildersleeve, Gildersleeve, Conn., eighth from Edward 

Doty. 

357. Mrs. George Lorenzo Burton, New Haven, Conn., eighth from 

John Howland. 

358. Harry Hilliard Smith, Hartford, Conn., eighth from Edward 

Doty. 

359. Benjamin Bolles Crocker, Hartford, Conn., ninth from William 1 

Brewster, eighth from Love 2 Brewster. 
June 2, 1914. 
366. Miss Emily Elizabeth Marsh, Cornwall, Conn., ninth from 

William Bradford. 

MICHIGAN SOCIETY 

Members Elected 
February 5, 19 14. 

60. Guy Brewster Cady, Detroit, Mich., ninth from William 1 Brews- 

ter, eighth from Love 2 Brewster. 

61. Hal David Cady, Detroit, Mich., ninth from William 1 Brewster, 

eighth from Love 2 Brewster. 
November 9, 1914. 

62. Miss Mary Agnes Burton, Detroit, Mich., ninth from William 

Bradford. 

63. Mrs. Nathan Jenks, Detroit, Mich., ninth from William 1 Brewster 

eighth from Love 2 Brewster. 



14 Applications for Membership 

APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE 

MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF 

MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Eligibility 

Every male or female descendant, over eighteen years of age, of 
any passenger in the Mayflower on the voyage which ended at Plym- 
outh on December 26, 1620, is eligible to membership in this Society. 
[A list of the Passengers will be found on the next page.] 

Every application for membership must be made on a "Pre- 
liminary Application " blank provided by the Society. Such appli- 
cation must bear the autograph signatures of the candidate and of 
two members of this Society who must vouch for the applicant. 

The sum of ten dollars ($10.00), to cover the Entrance Fee and 
the Annual Dues for the current fiscal year, must be deposited with 
the Secretary when the Preliminary Application is filed. 

After the Membership Committee has approved a Preliminary 
Application the Pedigree Papers are issued. If the Pedigree Papers 
are not filled out in duplicate and filed with the Secretary within 
six months after the approval of the Preliminary Application such 
approval becomes void. 

After the pedigree has been examined by the Historian the appli- 
cation is laid before the Board of Assistants, who vote upon it by 
secret ballot, and two negative votes reject. 

Entrance Fee and Annual Dues 

The Entrance Fee is five dollars. 

The Annual Dues of all members elected after 28 March, 1912, 
are five dollars, payable at the time of election and on the first 
day of March in each year; and all such members who have paid 
their dues for the fiscal year receive the Society's quarterly maga- 
zine, "The Mayflower Descendant," for such fiscal year without 
further charge. 

The Society's monthly magazine, "Pilgrim Notes and Queries," 
is sent free to all members. 

Members elected in the months of December, January and Febru- 
ary are not required to pay annual dues on the first day of March 
next ensuing. 

The payment at one time of the sum of one hundred dollars 
exempts the member so paying from all future annual dues, and 
constitutes him a Life Member. All Life Members receive both 
"The Mayflower Descendant" and "Pilgrim Notes and Queries" 
without extra charge. 



The Mayflower Passengers 



*5 



THE MAYFLOWER PASSENGERS 

There were only one hundred and four (104) Mayflower Passen- 
gers. Every one of them is included in the two lists following. 
There were no other passengers. 

[The 49 Passengers from Whom Descent Can Be Proved] 



John 1 Alden 
Isaac 1 Allerton 

wife Mary 

daughter Mary* 

daughter Remember 2 
John 1 Billington * 

wife Eleanor 

son Francis 2 
William 1 Bradford 
William 1 Brewster 

wife Mary 

son Love 2 
Peter 1 Brown 
James 1 Chilton 

wife 

daughter Mary* 
Francis 1 Cooke 

son John* 



Edward 1 Doty 
Francis 1 Eaton 

wife Sarah 

son Samuel 2 
Edward 1 Fuller 

wife 

son Samuel 2 
Dr. Samuel 1 Fuller 
Stephen 1 Hopkins 

26. wife, Elizabeth 

son Gyles 2 
(by 1st wife) 

daughter Constance 2 
(by 1st wife) 
John 1 Howland 
William 1 Mullins 

wife Alice 

daughter Priscilla 3 



Degory 1 Priest 
Thomas 1 Rogers 

son Joseph 2 
Henry 1 Samson 
George 1 Soule 
Myles 1 Standish 
John 1 Tilley 

wife 

daughter Elizabeth 2 
Richard 1 Warren 
William 1 White 

wife Susanna 

son Resolved 3 

son Peregrine 2 
Edward 1 Winslow 



[The 55 Passengers from Whom We Cannot Prove Descent] 



Bartholomew 2 Allerton 
John Allerton 
John 2 Billington 
Dorothy Bradford 

( 1st wifeof William 1 ) 
Wrestling 2 Brewster 
Richard Britteridge 
William Butten 
Robert Carter 
John Carver 
Katharine Carver 

(wife of John) 
Maid servant of the 

Carvers 
Richard Clarke 
Humility Cooper 
John 1 Crackston 

son John 2 

Ely 

Thomas English 



Moses Fletcher 
Richard Gardiner 
John Goodman 
William Holbeck 
John Hooke 
Damaris 2 Hopkins 
Oceanus 2 Hopkins 
John Langmore 
William Latham 
Edward Leister 
Edmund Margeson 
Christopher Martin 

wife 

Desire Minter 
Ellen More 
Jasper More 
Richard More 
[a boy] More 
Joseph 2 Mullins 
Solomon Prower 



John Rigdale 

wife Alice 
Rose Standish 

( 1 st wife of Myles 1 ) 
Elias Story 
Edward Thomson 
Edward Tilley 

wife Ann 
Thomas 1 Tinker 

wife 



son 



William Trevore 
John 1 Turner 

son 

son 

Roger Wilder 
Thomas Williams 
Elizabeth Winslow 

(1st wife of Edward 1 ) 
Gilbert Winslow 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

Committee on Publication 

Lew C. Hill Alvin P. Johnson 

Stanley W. Smith Frederick Foster 

George Ernest Bowman, Editor 



CONTENTS -JANUARY, J9J5 

I. Address of Professor William Howard Taft at the 
Nineteenth Annual Dinner of the Massachusetts 
Society of Mayflower Descendants . . . Page I 
II. Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society of 

Mayflower Descendants ....*. 9 

III. Register of Minor Children, Grandchildren, Neph- 

ews and Nieces of Members of the Society of 
Mayflower Descendants ..... 10 

IV. Penelope White Married John Trask not John Grass 

or Gros. By George Ernest Bowman . 11 

V. The Mayflower Genealogies ..... 12 

VI. Reports from State Societies ..... 13 
VII. Applications for Membership in the Massachusetts 

Society of Mayflower Descendants ... 14 

VIII. The Mayflower Passengers 15 



"Pilgrim Notes and Queries" is issued monthly (except July, 
August and September) by the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower 
Descendants, and is sent free to all members of that Society. 



Subscription rates to all who are not members of the Massachu- 
setts Society of Mayflower Descendants: 

"Pilgrim Notes and Queries," $i.oo r per year, strictly in advance. 

Single copies of current issues, 15 cents each. 
"The Mayflower Descendant," $3.00 per year, strictly in advance. 

Single copies of current issues, 75 cents each. 

Special Offer for 1915 

"Pilgrim Notes and Queries," Vol. Ill (1915) [ sent to one address 

and J for $3.50, if paid 

"The Mayflower Descendant," Vol. XVII (1915) 1 strictly in advance 

Remittances must be payable to "Massachusetts Society of May- 
flower Descendants" and should be mailed to the Editor, at the 
Society's Rooms, 53 Mt. Vernon St., Boston, Mass. 

Entered at the Boston, Mass., post office as second class mail matter. 




j 620 msmms 1920 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

GEORGE ERNEST BOWMAN, Editor 

Published by the 

Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants 
53 Mount Vernon Street, Boston 

Vol. HI FEBRUARY, 1915 No. 2 

THE THREE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY 

OF THE LANDING OF THE PILGRIMS 

\62O-i920 

Four different propositions relating to the celebration, in 1920, of 
the Three Hundredth Anniversary of the Landing of the Pilgrims 
have been presented to the General Court of Massachusetts, two in 
the Senate and two in the House of Representatives. 

The Board of Assistants of the Massachusetts Society of May- 
flower Descendants, at its regular meeting, 27 January, 191 5, unani- 
mously approved the resolve presented by the Pilgrim Society of 
Plymouth, which reads as follows : 

"Resolve Providing for a Celebration of the Three Hundredth 
Anniversary of the Landing of the Pilgrims. 

"Resolved, That a commission of five persons to be known as the 
Pilgrim Tercentenary Commission shall be appointed by the governor, 
with the advice and consent of the council, to devise a plan for the 
celebration by the commonwealth of the three hundredth anniversary 
of the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth. 

"The commission shall submit its plan for the celebration of the 
said anniversary to the general court on or before February first, 
nineteen hundred and sixteen, whereupon the powers and duties 
of the commission shall cease. The members shall serve without 
compensation." 

17 



1 8 Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society 

At the sixth General Congress of the Society of Mayflower 
Descendants, held at Plymouth in September, 1912, it was unanimously 
voted to cooperate with the Pilgrim Society of Plymouth in planning 
for the celebration in 1920. 



OFFICIAL NOTICES OF THE MASSACHUSETTS 
SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Donations to the Library and Cabinet 

From Mrs. Ashbel Welch: Thirty-one Photographs of old Bible 
Records and other old Family Records. 

From Mrs. George B. Boyd: A Photograph of an old Family 
Record ; also a Photograph of a Sampler, worked in 1802, giving the 
same Family Record. 

From Mr. William L. Palmer: "Some Descendants of William 
Palmer of Watertown, Mass., and Hampton, N. H." 

From Mr. John H. White: "Justification, A Philosophic Phan- 
tasy"; also Two Photographs of an old Family Record made in 1836. 

From Mr. George Ernest Bowman: Volume 68 of the New Eng- 
land Historical and Genealogical Register; also Volume 19 of the 
American Historical Review. 



Oliver Hazard Perry died at Boston, Mass., 11 January, 1915. Mr. 

Perry was a descendant of John Howland, and was elected a 

member of this Society on 19 November, 1900. 
Joseph Blanchard Ames died at Winchester, Va., 24 January, 1915. 

Mr. Ames was descended from William Brewster, Francis Cooke 

and Edward Doty, and had been a member of this Society since 

20 May, 1896. 



Members Elected 
January 27, 1915. 

1331. Mrs. Isaac Carrold Norton, Vineyard Haven, Mass., ninth 

from Francis Cooke. 

1332. Mrs. Ralph Thompson, Maiden, Mass., tenth from John Alden. 
T 333- Mrs. Lawrence Brainerd, Forest Hills, Mass., eighth from 

Myles Standish. 
1334. Mrs. George Banks Boyd, Lee, Mass., ninth from John Alden. 
1335- Mrs. Alvan Tufts Fuller, Maiden, Mass., tenth from John Alden. 
1336. Frank Percival Williams, M.D., Brookline, Mass., ninth from 

John Alden. 



The Diary of Jabcz Fitch, Jr. 19 

Supplemental Lines Accepted 
January, 1915. 
494. Alvin P. Johnson, eleventh from William Brewster; tenth from 
Stephen 1 Hopkins, ninth from Constance* Hopkins ; eleventh 
from Stephen 1 Hopkins, tenth from Constance 2 Hopkins 
(in two lines). 
13 14. William H. McNeil, eighth from Richard Warren. 
1324. Mrs. Victor F. Carl, tenth from Richard Warren. 
J 335- Mrs. Alvan T. Fuller, tenth from Richard Warren. 

Attest: George Ernest Bowman 

Secretary 



THE DIARY OF JABEZ FITCH, JR. 

Transcribed by the Editor 
{Continued from Vol. ff, p. ij8) 

y e jt^th* J help'd Bro r Elisha pull Down y« old House, with Capt: 
Giddings M r Palmer y e two Addams's & Sam 11 Williams, old Tho s Mix 
gave us a blast &c. In y e Evening I se M r Simon Brewster returning 
from y e Gen 11 Assembly who lately set at Hartford, he brings news 
that y e assembly have granted 265 men (Including Officers) to be 
com d,d by Col: Putnam, to go on an Interprize against y e Indians, 
some where 

y e 16 th I help'd Bro r Elisha again at geting away y e remains of y e 
old House. 

ye j^th j n ye Evening there was a concidrable Eclips of y e Moon. 

Sund: y e 18 th I heard M r Park from Amos I st part of y e 2 nd v s 
(viz) And he said, the Lord will rore from Zion, & utter his voice 
from Jerusalem. 

I st He concider'd y e place wher y e Lord did, or will rore, or utter 
his voice. 

2 ndjy ye Manner how &c. and 

ydiy ye Matter so uttered. 

ye 19th Stephen Fitch mov'd into y e House where M r Richards 
now lives 

ye 22 nd Obadiah Gore ju r was Married. 

Sund : y e 25 th was a very Storma day I Staid at home with a Soer 
nose 

ye 2 6th J wen t over to Town & led a Hors in order to bring home 

Mother Perkins, but was Disappointed in y 1 ; I was at Jos h Tracy's 

& got a Coppy of some Rec rs he toock of y e School Com tee for y« 

Country money &c. Then I came Down to L* Peck's where there was 

* Of March, 1764. 



so The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 

a Cargo of Horse's & Oxen pris'd in order to go on bord of a Bridg 
belonging to Mist" Flint Holibert & Coit : Then I came Down to 
Perkins's & home in y e Night 

y* 27 th I was at y e Raising of Deac n Mix's House 

ye 28 th The Society Com tee were together in order to Receive y* 
Interest of y e Shool money of y e Several persons who have it in their 
hands ; as also to act on y e vote of y e last Society meeting Respecting 
how ye former School Com tee ' s have Expended y e School money in y e 
Several Districts 

March 1764 . y e 29 th I help'd fix Gid n Haskel's old Cart. The 
Evening following Sist r Rudd was here. 

y e 30 th Sam 11 Lovet & Simon Perkins came here a little before 
night, & in the Evening I went with em (on a Secret Expedition) 
Down to Jos h Andrus's, where after a Cocidiable opposition, we 
affected our Design &c 

ye 31st j wen t U p to Preston after my old Ram, & found him at 
Jedd h Tracy's, paid Nathan Fobes 3s for keeping of him & Brought 
him home. 

Sund : April I st I hear'd M r Wight from Matt w 20 th 6 th & John 16 th 
9 th This Day also was Read a Proclamation for a Fast. 

ye 2 nd 1 Attended on y e Credittors of Benj n Andrus's Estate, at 
Bro r Elisha's; as also some other business of ye Society Respecting 
y c School money &c, which appears not ye best. We had a Rangle 
with Dan 11 Andrus about changing of money. 

ye yd j n ye Morning was a Remarkable Storm of Thunder & Rain 
attended with a Darkness (occasion'd by y e thickness of y e Clouds) 
which was very Extraordinary 

Sund: y e 8 th I heard M r Wight from 2 nd Peter I st I st on ye Excel- 
ency of y e Grace of Faith &c. 

ye 9 th was Freemens Meeting I am Inform'd J 2 Hunting Esq r & 
Doc r Lothrope are chose Deputys for this Town. 

ye 10 th I help'd M r Richards Move his Goods into ye house of 
M r Lothrope's where Dea n Mix lately liv'd. 

y* 11 th was y e Annual Fast, I heard M r Wight from Mala : 2 nd 2 nd 
In y e Intermission I had some Discorce with Solomon Story who had 
lately came home from Sea. 

ye j^th i/[t wms help'd me take my pertators out of y e Ground. 

ye 14 th I se James Stephens, up at Bro r Elisha's. 

Sund: y e 15 th I hear'd M r Wight from Reve: 2 nd 21 st 
********** 

y e 16 I finish'd Sowing Oates. 

y e 18 th I carted some Chairs down to L ds Stoer for Hilliard. 

ye jcjth w^ a very Sormy Day . at Night I had a notable hunt after 
a Cow of Fathers. 

ye 20 th Mother Perkins, & Bro r Sam 11 came here 

y e 21 st I Sow'd Inyans Seed. 

Sund : y e 22 nd I Staid at home & read M r Lords Sermon on Sober- 
mindedness &c. 



The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 21 

y e 24 th Roger Haskel help'd me, I made 7 rod of Wall this Day, 

Down near y e Spring. 

ye 26 th I first began to ride my Colt 

Sund : y e 29 th I hear'd M r Wight from Psalm 7 th 9 th 

ye 20 th I was at a Lecter at Bro r Elisha's, hear'd M r Fuller from 

John 7 th 37 th — This Day I heard of an Extraordinary Reformation 

at East Hampton on Long Island under y e Ministry of M r Buel, & 

also at Groton under M r Barber's Ministry 

May 2 nd I heard M r Whiteker (at a Lecter) from Isaiah 58 th i 8t 

& 2 nd 

Sund: y e 6 th I hear'd M r Wight from Romans 5 th 21 st 

ye yth was our Training at Searj* John Demings. I attended it, 
where I heard of y^ Death of y e Wife of Jacob Galushe who Died 
yesterday very Suddenly 

In y e Evening I was Down at L nd L d Prides while Some what late, 
a notable Jaw was there &c I am Inform'd this Day was chose Mist" 
Roger Sterry Capt Sam 11 Freeman L* & Joshua Meech Ens° — Jos h 
Bently L l & Jos h Brewster ju r Ens n 

May 7 th 1764. 

JEt 28. May 1764. 

y e 8 th I began to plant pertators 

y e I0 th Finish'd Ditto 

ye I2 th ld y[r Williams help'd me at planting. 

Sund: y e 13 th I wen up to Bro r Elisha's in y e morning & was 
Blooded. 

y e 15 th I help'd Bro r Elisha at planting . & Holtering his Colt. 

y e 16 I help'd make a ware in Quenebog River for too cetch some 
Shad. Our Compy was Sam 11 W ms Boaz W ms Dan 11 Amos Sol n Story 
James Fitch Dan 11 Gordon Elisha Fitch & J z Fitch j r 

ye j^th 1 wen t to work on the Ware again & a little after noon we 
Drove y e River & cetch'd Two whole Shad which we gave to Dan 11 
Amos &c 

Sund: y e 20 th I hear'd M r Wight from I st Corin I st 30 th 

ye 2 1 st T n ye forenoon I work'd at High ways 

ye 22 nd I went to y e River with a number of men in order to Drive 
y e River, but before we had got y e Ware Ready for to Drive a number 
of people came Down y e River in two Battoes & landed on this side y e 
River, we went to y e Shore too them & found em to be a party of 
y e Changers on a Design to Do us mischief, and after a concidrable 
Jaw Six of em went into y e River & threw Down y e whole ware — In 
y e Aftra I went in to y e Rive & Sav'd part of the pound where they 
threw Stones at me &c. we went Down to y e Falls & made our Selves 
Some Sport in rooling Some rocks into y e River & then came home 
without any Fish. 

ye 23rd We finish Planting. 

This Day M r Hilliard mov'd from Bro r Pelatiah House to Preston 
with his Family &c. 

ye 25th J made wall for Roger Haskel &c. 



22 The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 

ye 2 6 th j went with a number of hands and Did up y e ware again 
& Drove y e River from Saffords mills but had poor luck. 

Sund : y e 27 th I heard M r Wight from Matt : 16 th 26 th About this 
time I was vastly Troubled with Soer Eyes. 

ye 28 th We wosh'd our Sheep, and in y e afternoon I went to y* 
Landing comeing home I rid in company with L 1 Tracy, had some 
Discorce with him concerning a proposal of M r Wights &c: 

ye 20 th We Sheared our Sheep 

June I st This morning there was a very concidrable Frost This 
Day we began to Weede our Corn. 

Sund : y e 3 rd I hear'd M r Park from Matt : 26 th 46 th This Day I 
observ'd a very Extraordinary appearence of a Religious concern 
among y e People There was a numerous Congregation and great num- 
bers were so mov'd y 1 they could not refrain them selves from crying 
out. — I had also this Day some Discorce with M r Tho s Giles who has 
ben Some what acquainted with y e late Reformation in Groton; he 
Informs me y l it is carried on much in y e same form of this & Doubt- 
less by y e Same Spirit 

ye 6th j heard a very Excelent Sermon of M r Johnson, at Capt: 
Williams's from Isai : 60 th I st I was also present & heard considrable 
Discorce betwend him & M r Wight. 

Sund: y e 10 th I was at y e Seperate Meeting again where I observ'd 
much of y e same Effects of y e last Sabath — I this Day hear'd M r Miller 
on Mark 10 th 46 th to y e End of y e Chap : — and Hebrews 9 th 28 th In y e 
Evening I heard him again at Bro r Elisha's, from John I st 12 th 

y e I2 th 1 hear'd M r Park from Rom : 10 th 6 th 7 th & 8 th v s at L* Gore's. 
This Day y e Meeting House was Rais'd at Chelcy . also y s Day we 
finish'd weeding. 

Last Saturd : I hear'd of y e Death of the Widd w Stanton of Sals- 
bury, who lately Died of a Short Illness, one from whom whom I Rec d 
a great deal of kindness in my Return from y e Camp in 1758. They 
then liv'd in Sheffield, her husband I am Inform'd Died Some time 
Since of y e Small Pox. 

y e 14 th Sister Rudd was here &c. 

Sund: y e 17 th I hear'd M r Wight from Ephe: 2 nd 8 th . 

ye jgth j was at Raising M r Leffingwells Bridg. 

ye 21 st M r Wight had a private Fast on ac 1 of y e Drought. I hear'd 
M r Robens from 2 nd Corin: 5 th 10 th & M r Powers from John 12 th 
39 th 40 th I understand M r Powers was Dismisd from Newent 
yesterday. 

Sund: y e 24 th I hear'd M r Park from I st Peter 2 nd 2 nd I this Day 
observ'd concidrable of a moving among the People & I thought not 
without proper cause neither. 

ye 25th 1 had a Conf erance with M r Wight concerning y e Reforma- 
tion, it was at Prentice's &c 

ye 26 th I was at a lecter at the Widd w Denisons at Stonington where 
I hear'd M r Barber from Luke 14 th 17 th & a very Excelent Discorce 



The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 23 

it was. I came home in compy with M r Witmore, had some Discorce 
with him &c. 

y € 28 th I hear'd M r Fuller at M r Richards from Matt: 13 th 31 st 
32 nd , & M r Fostr Foster at y e Meeting House from Philip i 8t 21 st . 
The night following I watch'd with Gid n Haskel who has for some 
Days ben Distracted & now continues much the Same 

Sund: July I st I heard M r Wight from 

y e 4 th I heard M r Barber from Zach : 9 th 12 th at our Meeting house, 
& the Evening following I heard him again at Brc^" Pelatiah's house 
from Reve : 3 rd 20 th 

ye 5th Early in y e Morning M r Barber came to our house with 
Father & made us a Short visit, & Return'd to Fathers again — after 
y* I had a conference with him at Fathers &c. 

y e 6 th I hear'd M r Barber again at Capt: William's, from Rom 5 th 
5 th — after this meeting I observ'd a very concidrable moving among 
some of y e young people. 

Sund: y e 8 th in y e afternoon I heard M r Wight from Luke 12 th 21 st 

y e 11 th In y e Morning I went after Doct r Downer for our youngest 
child who was much Disorder'd 

y e I2* h I hear'd M r Holly from Psalm 89 th 15 th at M r Gore's. 

ye j 3th there came a very concidrable Rain after a great Drought. 

Sund: y c 15 th I heard M r Wight from John 4 th 14 th 

ye T 6th 1 hear'd M r Barber at Preston from Ezek 1 37 th 9 th 10 th This 
Day I rid with Bro r Pelatiah to Preston & Back to Fathers. 

ye j 7th J heard M r Barber at our meeting house again, from Matt: 

25 th 13 th . 

ye jgth i n ye Morning I went with M r Richards & L* Brewster to 
Search for Stolen goods, But to no purpose. 

ye 23rd we Reap'd our Wheete. 

ye 25th Bro r Pelatiah's Sons Josephus & Chester were here. 

ye 26 th I help'd old M r Williams Mow. 

Sund : y e 29 th I hear'd M r Park -from Ps m 50 th 22 nd & Malichi 3 rd I st 

ye 20 th I was at a Court before Esq v Avery ; where some Pachogue 
Chaps were brought for an Asault, mad on me, in Quenebog River, 
last May &c 

Sund : y e 5 th I hear'd M r Wight from Isai h 6 th 9 th 10 th This Day 
we hear'd of y e Death of Dan 11 Kirtland. 

y e 6 th I heard M r Park at M r Palmers from James 5 th 7 th 

ye pth we finish'd Haying. 

y c 11 th I carried a Fat Lamb to y e Landing & Sold for about S9 — 
Did some business there & came home & made a yoke. 

Sund: y e 12 th I heard M r Wight from Proverbs 16 th 16 th 

ye j 3th j n ye morning I helpd Rog r Haskel Draw some logs to y c 
Mill, and in y e afternoon I heard M r Johnson at Preston from Isaiah 
42 nd 14 th 15 th & 16 th vs's 

ye 14th J was a t ye Landing and Settled an ac 1 with Capt : Backus, 
came home & in y e afternoon Sold my Oxen to Capt: W m Swan for 
£14 L.M. to be paid at Christmas 



24 Marriages of Members 

y e 15 th In y e Morning there was a Thunder Shower & one clap of 
Extreem hard Thunder Such as I never knew before, we after wards 
found y l it Struck an apple tree in y e Orchard near y* House. 

ye !gth Doct r Perkins was here to se Mother Perkins she being lame 
with y e Gout. 

y e 21 st I heard M r Park at Bro r Elishas from Acts 15 th 8 th 9 th 

ye 22 nd In y e After noon I help'd Abel Clark at mowing. 

ye 23rd I hear'd M r Johnson at our Meeting house, from John 3 rd 
7th 3th 

After an Introduction he I st Shews y e Nature of y* new Burth. 

2 nd ly the necessity of it. 

3 rd ly the Effecient cause of it 

4 th ly the manner of it. 

5 th ly the Mistery of it. — and 

6 th ly the Application. 

Sund : y e 26 th I heard M r Park from Isaiah 42 nd 3 rd and in y e after- 
noon from Chap: 53 rd 11 th he shall se of the travil of his Soul, & shall 
be satisfied. 

I st he undertake's to shew what may be understood by y e travil of 
Christs Soul. 

2 nd ly whats understood by his seing of it 

3 rd ly y e Satisfaction arising therefrom 

& 4 th ly y e Application. 

Aug* 26 th 1764 
( To be continued) 



MARRIAGES OF MEMBERS 

[In this department will be printed, without charge, brief notices 
of marriages of members of the State Societies of Mayflower De- 
scendants.] 

Mr. Dana Parkinson (Mass. No. 1196), of Boise, Ida., a descend- 
ant of Elder William Brewster, and Miss Lucy Robinson Bacon (Mass. 
No. 1329), of Waltham, Mass., a descendant of Gov. William Brad- 
ford, were married at W T altham, Mass., on Saturday, 9 January, 191 5. 
The bride was elected a member of the Society five days before the 
wedding. Mr. and Mrs. Parkinson will make their home in Boise. 

Miss Marie Donaldson Ames (Mass. No. 1322), of Boston, Mass., 
a descendant of Elder William Brewster, Francis Cooke and Edward 
Doty, was married at Winchester, Va., on Wednesday, 20 January, 
191 5. to Ensign Richard Evelyn Byrd, Jr., U. S. N., of Richmond, Va. 
Ensign and Mrs. Byrd will make their home in Washington, D. C. 



Register of Minor Children 25 



REGISTER OF MINOR CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, 

NEPHEWS AND NIECES OF MEMBERS OF THE 

SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

{Continued from page 11) 

[Membership in the Society of Mayflower Descendants is limited 
to persons over eighteen years of age, and we have frequently been 
urged to devise some plan for registering younger children, both for 
permanent record as a part of the "Mayflower Genealogies" which 
we have been compiling for many years, and for the purpose of mak- 
ing it easier for such children to become members of the Society, when 
they reach the required age. 

We have, therefore, established a registry of the children, under 
eighteen years of age, of members of the Society of Mayflower De- 
scendants. Members of all State Societies may register their children 
on payment, strictly in advance, of a fee of one dollar for each child, 
to cover the expense of recording and card indexing, and of printing 
in this department. The names of children registered will be printed, 
unless we are requested not to print them. 

Minor children of deceased members may be registered by any 
other member of the Society. 

A member of any State Society of Mayflower Descendants may 
register a minor grandchild, or a minor nephew or niece, if the child's 
father or mother, through whom the Mayflower descent is claimed, 
died without becoming a member of the Society. 

The full name, place of birth and date of birth must be given for 
each child to be registered, also the name of the State Society of which 
the parent is a member. If both parents are members, the fact should 
be stated. 

Minor children of living parents who are eligible to membership 
in the Society, but have not become members, cannot be registered in 
this department. They may, however, be recorded, for the same fee, 
in our Registry of Non-Members, which will include non-members of 
all ages.] 

[Register of Minor Children] 

Mrs. Fred W. George, Mass. 1250 : a son, Ralph Damon George, born 
23 August, 1900, at Wichita, Kan. ; a daughter, Edith Frances 
George, born 14 April, 1902, at Wichita, Kan. 

Mrs. Alvan T. Fuller, Mass. 1335: a daughter, Lydia Fuller, born 
2~ October, 19 13, at Cambridge, Mass. 



26 Applications for Membership 

APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE 

MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF 

MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Eligibility 

Every male or female descendant, over eighteen years of age, of 
any passenger in the Mayflower on the voyage which ended at Plym- 
outh on December 26, 1620, is eligible to membership in this Society. 
[A list of the Passengers will be found on the next page.] 1 

Every application for membership must be made on a "Pre- 
liminary Application" blank provided by the Society. Such appli- 
cation must bear the autograph signatures of the candidate and of 
two members of this Society who must vouch for the applicant. 

The sum of ten dollars ($10.00), to cover the Entrance Fee and 
the Annual Dues for the current fiscal year, must be deposited with 
the Secretary when the Preliminary Application is filed. 

After the Membership Committee has approved a Preliminary 
Application the Pedigree Papers are issued. If the Pedigree Papers 
are not filled out in duplicate and filed with the Secretary within 
six months after the approval of the Preliminary Application such 
approval becomes void. 

After the pedigree has been examined by the Historian the appli- 
cation is laid before the Board of Assistants, who vote upon it by 
secret ballot, and two negative votes reject. 

Entrance Fee and Annual Dues 

The Entrance Fee is five dollars. 

The Annual Dues of all members elected after 28 March, 1912, 
are five dollars, payable at the time of election and on the first 
day of March in each year; and all such members who have paid 
their dues for the fiscal year receive the Society's quarterly maga- 
zine, "The Mayflower Descendant," for such fiscal year without 
further charge. 

The Society's monthly magazine, "Pilgrim Notes and Queries," 
is sent free to all members. 

Members elected in the months of December, January and Febru- 
ary are not required to pay annual dues on the first day of March 
next ensuing. 

The payment at one time of the sum of one hundred dollars 
exempts the member so paying from all future annual dues, and 
constitutes him a Life Member. All Life Members receive both 
"The Mayflower Descendant" and "Pilgrim Notes and Queries" 
without extra charge. 



The Mayflower Passengers 



27 



THE MAYFLOWER PASSENGERS 

There were only one hundred and four (104) Mayflower Passen- 
gers. Every one of them is included in the two lists following. 
There were no other passengers. 

[The 49 Passengers from Whom Descent Can Be Proved] 



John 1 Alden 
Isaac 1 Allerton 

wife Mary 

daughter Mary' 

daughter Remember 3 
John 1 Billington 

wife Eleanor 

son Francis 3 
William 1 Bradford 
William 1 Brewster 

wife Mary 

son Love 3 
Peter 1 Brown 
James 1 Chilton 

wife 

daughter Mary 1 
Francis 1 Cooke 

son John 3 



Edward 1 Doty 
Francis 1 Eaton 

wife Sarah 

son Samuel 3 
Edward 1 Fuller 

wife 

son Samuel 3 
Dr. Samuel 1 Fuller 
Stephen 1 Hopkins 

2d wife, Elizabeth 

son Gyles 3 
(by 1st wife) 

daughter Constance 3 
(by 1st wife) 
John 1 Howland 
William 1 Mullins 

wife Alice 

daughter Priscilla* 



Degory 1 Priest 
Thomas 1 Rogers 

son Joseph 3 
Henry 1 Samson 
George 1 Soule 
Myles 1 Standish 
John 1 Tilley 

wife 

daughter Elizabeth 3 
Richard 1 Warren 
William 1 White 

wife Susanna 

son Resolved 3 

son Peregrine 3 
Edward 1 Winslow 



[The 55 Passengers from Whom We Cannot Prove Descent] 



Bartholomew 3 Allerton Moses Fletcher 
John Allerton Richard Gardiner 

John 3 Billington John Goodman 

Dorothy Bradford William Holbeck 

( 1st wifeof William 1 ) John Hooke 
Wrestling 2 Brewster Damaris 2 Hopkins 



Richard Britteridge 
William Butten 
Robert Carter 
John Carver 
Katharine Carver 

(wife of John) 
Maid servant of the 

Carvers 
Richard Clarke 
Humility Cooper 
John 1 Crackston 

son John 2 

Ely 

Thomas English 



Oceanus 2 Hopkins 
John Langmore 
William Latham 
Edward Leister 
Edmund Margeson 
Christopher Martin 

wife 

Desire Minter 
Ellen More 
Jasper More 
Richard More 
[a boy] More 
Joseph 2 Mullins 
Solomon Prower 



John Rigdale 

wife Alice 
Rose Standish 

( 1 st wife of Myles 1 ) 
Elias Story 
Edward Thomson 
Edward Tilley 

wife Ann 
Thomas 1 Tinker 

wife 



son 



William Trevore 
John 1 Turner 
son 



son 



Roger Wilder 
Thomas Williams 
Elizabeth Winslow 

(1st wife of Edward 1 ) 
Gilbert Winslow 



28 Reports from State Societies 



REPORTS FROM STATE SOCIETIES 

ILLINOIS SOCIETY 

Members Elected 
March 2j, 1913. 

172. Mrs. Fred Ball, Clinton, 111., tenth from Isaac 1 Allerton, ninth 

from Mary 2 Allerton. 
December 10, 1913. 

173. Mrs. Edward Lavern Gillham, Edwardsville, 111., eighth from 

John Howland. 

174. Mrs. Henry Edward Sauer, Chicago, 111., ninth from Stephen* 

Hopkins, eighth from Constance 3 Hopkins. 
May 26, 1914. 

175. Mrs. Patrick Gordon Reid, Chicago, 111., eighth from John Alden. 

176. Francis Herbert Newcomb, Chicago, 111., eighth from William 

Bradford. 
September 23, 1914. 

177. Eugene Willard Montgomery, Galena, 111., eighth from John 

Alden. 

178. Miss Louisa lies Enos, Springfield, 111., eighth from John 

Howland. 



MAINE SOCIETY 

Members Elected 
October 22, 1912. 

144. Mrs. Ebenezer Sylvester Kyes, North Jay, Me., seventh from 

William Bradford. 
November 16, 19 12. 

145. Mrs. Melvin Hubbard Hanson, So. Windham, Me., ninth from 

Myles Standish. 
January 18, 1913. 

146. Miss Marion Curtis Jordan, Portland, Me., eighth from Wil- 

liam Bradford. 
April 12, 1913. 

147. Mrs. Clark Hyde Barker, Portland, Me., ninth from Richard 

Warren. 

148. Reuel Washburn Smith, Auburn, Me., ninth from Francis Cooke. 
May 19, 1913. 

149. Miss Josephine Virginia Nye, Waterville, Me., ninth from 

William Brewster. 

150. Mrs. Charles Jalerson Nash, Lewiston, Me., ninth from Myles 

Standish. 

151. Stephen Mortimer Nash, Lewiston, Me., tenth from Myles 

Standish. 



Reports from State Societies 29 

November 15, 1913. 

152. Miss Lucy Talbot Ames, Machias, Me., eighth from Henry 

Samson. 
December 27, 1913. 

153. Mrs. Edwin Leroy Burnham, Portland, Me., ninth from John 

Howland. 

154. Daniel Chase, Portland, Me., ninth from James 1 Chilton, eighth 

from Mary 2 Chilton. 
March 23, 1914. 

155. Miss Mary Abigail Stevens, Lewiston, Me., ninth from Richard 

Warren. 
June 15, 1914. 

156. Daniel Marston Bonney, Rangeley, Me., ninth from William 

Brewster. — 

157. Mrs. Harry Wallace Taylor, tarmington, Me., tenth from 

James 1 Chilton, ninth from Mary 2 Chilton. 
August 22, 19 14. 

158. Mrs. Frank Dinsmore, Madison, Me., ninth from James 1 Chilton, 

eighth from Mary 2 Chilton. 

159. Mrs. George Nickels Lawrence, Augusta, Me., ninth from 

Stephen 1 Hopkins, eighth from Gyles 2 Hopkins. 

I 

NEW JERSEY SOCIETY 

Members Elected 
November 2, 1912. 

68. Robert Munro Boyd, Jr., Montclair, N. J., eighth from John Alden. 

69. Alfred Lauder Ellis, M.D., Metuchen, N. J., tenth from William 

Bradford. 
May 22, 1913. 

70. Mrs. John Augustus Bergen, Trenton, N. J., ninth from Edward 1 

Fuller, eighth from Samuel 2 Fuller. 

71. Mrs. George Washington Young, Deal, N. J., ninth from John 

Howland. 
October 24, 19 13. 
J2. Mrs. Joseph Fithian Tatem, Haddonfield, N. J., tenth from John 

Howland. 

73. Robert Thomas Moore, Haddonfield, N. J., tenth from John 

Howland. 

74. Miss Mary Emma Dunham, Flemington, N. J., tenth from 

Edward 1 Fuller, ninth from Samuel 2 Fuller. 
November 21, 1913. 

75. Miss Edna Harriet Perkins, Newark, N. J., eleventh from 

Francis Cooke. 
May 23, 1914. 

76. Lamar Van Syckel, Plainfield, N. J., ninth from Edward 1 Fuller, 

eighth from Samuel 2 Fuller. 
yy. Mrs. Julian Pearce Smith, Upper Montclair, N. J., ninth from 
George Soule. 



30 Reports from State Societies 

78. Mrs. James Pardon Snow, Essex Fells, N. J., ninth from Richard 

Warren. 

79. John Hobart Sprague, Short Hills, N. J., eighth from Richard 

Warren. 
November 21, 1914. 

80. Mrs. William Henry Tracy, Hoboken, N. J., eighth from Edward 1 

Fuller, seventh from Samuel 2 Fuller. 
82. Darrow Sage, East Orange, N. J., tenth from James 1 Chilton, 
ninth from Mary 2 Chilton. 

OHIO SOCIETY 

Members Elected 
October n, :~t? 

82. Mrs. Curtis Winn, Cleveland, O., ninth from William Brewster. 
December 13, 1912. 

83. Mrs. W r illiam Watson Bolles, Toledo, O., sixth from Edward 

Doty. 
July 2, 1913. 

84. Mrs. Charles Hendrickson Lewis, Harpster, O., tenth from Wil- 

liam Brewster. 

85. Mrs. Stephen Dwight Fowler, Harpster, O., tenth from William 

Brewster. 

86. Miss Leefe Sears Fowler, Harpster, O., eleventh from William 

Brewster. 
October 9, 1914. 

87. Mrs. Daniel Brownson Meacham, Avondale, Cincinnati, O., eighth 

from William Brewster. 

88. Frank Holmes Shaffer, Cincinnati, O., eighth from Edward Doty. 

89. Mark Curtis Kinney, Mount Vernon, O., eighth from Myles 

Standish. 

RHODE ISLAND SOCIETY 

Members Elected 
February 19, 1913. 

114. Mrs. Charles Henry Sullings, Providence, R. I., eighth from 

William Bradford. 
March 10, 1913. 

115. William Warner Hoppin Cannon, Providence, R. I., tenth from 

John Howland 

116. Charles Edward Cannon, Providence, R. I., eleventh from 

John Howland. 
September 17, 1913. 

117. Mrs. Charles Leonard Frost Robinson, Newport, R. I., eighth 

from William Bradford. 

118. Miss Lyra Brown Nickerson, Providence, R. I., ninth from 

William Bradford. 



Reports from State Societies 3 1 

119. Frederick Stanhope Peck, Barrington, R. I., eleventh from 

John Howland. 
February 17, 1914. 

120. Herman Churchill, Kingston, R. I., ninth from Edward Doty. 

121. Mrs. Gustav Adolf Lenz, Providence, R. I., ninth from John 

Howland. 
May 19, 1914. 

122. John Simmons Palmer, 2d, Providence, R. I., tenth from John 

Alden. 
October 21, 19 14. 

123. Baalis Sanford Littlefield, Syracuse, Nebr., eighth from John 

Alden. 

WISCONSIN SOCIETY 

Members Elected 
November 23, 1912. 

75. Mrs. Charles Henry Bunting, Madison, Wis., tenth from Wil- 

liam Brewster. 
October 7, 1913. 

76. Miss Florence Sarah Winton, Milwaukee, Wis., ninth from 

John Alden. 
yy. Kossuth Kent Kennan, Milwaukee, Wis., tenth from William 

Brewster. 
December 31, 1913. 

78. Mrs. James Thomas Rosborough, Texarkana, Texas, eighth from 

William Bradford. 

79. Mrs. James Franklin Trottman, Milwaukee, Wis., eleventh from 

William Brewster. 
January 15, 1914. 

80. Miss Josephine Lewisa Hustis, Milwaukee, Wis., ninth from 

Stephen 1 Hopkins, eighth from Gyles 2 Hopkins. 
May 14, 1914. 

81. Mrs. John Frederick Pritchard, Manitowoc, Wis., ninth from 

Stephen 1 Hopkins, eighth from Constance 2 Hopkins. 
July 30, 1914. 

82. Walter Aaron Wood, Racine, Wis., ninth from Richard Warren. 
November 9, 1914. 

83. Mrs. John Franklin Jackson, Milwaukee, Wis., ninth from John 

Alden. 

84. Miss Carrie Louise Tillson, Milwaukee, Wis., ninth from John 

Alden. 

85. Miss Blanche Evelyn Tillson, Milwaukee, Wis., ninth from John 

Alden. 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

Committee on Publication 

Lew C. Hill Alvin P. Johnson 

Stanley W. Smith Frederick Foster 

George Ernest Bowman, Editor 



CONTENTS -FEBRUARY, J9J5 

I. The Three Hundredth Anniversary of the Landing 

of the Pilgrims. 1620-1920 .... Page 17 
II. Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society of 

Mayflower Descendants 18 

III. The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr 19 

IV. -Marriages of Members ...... 24 

V. Register of Minor Children, Grandchildren, Neph- 
ews and Nieces of Members of the Society of 
Mayflower Descendants ..... 25 

VI. Applications for Membership in the Massachusetts 

Society of Mayflower Descendants ... 26 

VII. The Mayflower Passengers 2J 

VIII. Reports from State Societies 28 



"Pilgrim Notes and Queries" is issued monthly (except July, 
August and September) by the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower 
Descendants, and is sent free to all members of that Society. 



Subscription rates to all who are not members of the Massachu- 
setts Society of Mayflower Descendants: 

"Pilgrim Notes and Queries," $1.00 per year, strictly in advance. 

Single copies of current issues, 15 cents each. 
"The Mayflower Descendant," $3.00 per year, strictly in advance. 

Single copies of current issues, 75 cents each. 

Special Offer for 19 15 

"Pilgrim Notes and Queries," Vol. Ill (1915) f sent to one address 

and J for $3.50, if paid 

"The Mayflower Descendant," Vol. XVII (1915) ( strictly in advance 

Remittances must be payable to "Massachusetts Society of May- 
flower Descendants" and should be mailed to the Editor, at the 
Society's Rooms, 53 Mt. Vernon St., Boston, Mass. 

Entered at the Boston, Mass., post office as second class mail matter. 




1620 mssmk J 920 



} PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

GEORGE ERNEST BOWMAN, Editor 

Published by the 

Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants 

53 Mount Vernon Street, Boston 

I 

; 

VoL HI MARCH, W5 No.* 3 

= 

OFFICIAL NOTICES OF THE MASSACHUSETTS 
SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

I Nineteenth Annual Meeting 

The Nineteenth Annual Business Meeting of the Society, for the 
election of officers and the transaction of such other business as may 
properly come before the meeting, will be held at the Society's 
Rooms, No. 53 Mt. Vernon Street, Boston, Mass., on Monday after- 
noon, 29 March, 1915, at three o'clock. The regular date for this 
meeting falls on Sunday this year, and the meeting will be held on 
the following day, in accordance with Article XIII, Section 1, of the 
By-Laws. 

The report of the Nominating Committee will be found on the 
following page. 

At the regular meeting of the Board of Assistants held 27 Janu- 
ary, 191 5, more than a quorum being present. Mr. George Ernest 
Bowman, the founder of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower 
Descendants, its first and only Secretary, and the Editor, from the 
beginning, of the Society's two magazines. "The Mayflower Descend- 
ant" and "Pilgrim Notes and Queries," and of all its other publica- 
tions, was proposed for Honorary Membership, in accordance with 

33 



34 



Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society 



Article XI, Section 4, of the By-Laws, by Mr. Frederick Foster, the 
Captain of the Society. A favorable report from the Membership 
Committee, Edwin A. Daniels, M.D., Mrs. Albert S. Apsey, Rev. 
Rufus B. Tobey, Mrs. C. Peter Clark and Mrs. Frank Moseley, and a 
favorable report from the Historian, Mrs. Charles F. White, accom- 
panied the nomination, which was duly approved by the Board of 
Assistants, by secret ballot, and referred to the Annual Meeting of 
the Society, for final action, as required by the By-Laws. 



Report of the Nominating Committee 

The Nominating Committee appointed by the Board of Assistants, 
in accordance with Article X, Section 4, of the By-Laws, begs leave 
to report the following nominations for the offices to be filled at the 
Annual Meeting, on 29 March, 191 5: 



For Governor, 

For Deputy Governor, 

For Secretary, 

For Treasurer, 

For Historian, 

For Captain, 

For Elder, 

For Surgeon, 

For Assistants, 



10 March, 1915 



Lew C. Hill 

Rev. Frederick B. Allen 

George Ernest Bowman 

Alvin P. Johnson 

Mrs. Charles F. White 

Frederick Foster 

Rev. Ernest M. Paddock 

Edwin A. Daniels, M.D. 

Mrs. Anna F. Dakin 

William B. H. Dowse 

Miss Mary F. Edson 

G. Andrews Moriarty, Jr. 

Arthur Perry 

Mrs. Gordon Prince 

Arthur C. Walworth 

Respectfully submitted, 

Horace H. Soule 
Mrs. Theodore P. Gooding 
L. Loring Brooks 
Mrs. Edmund B. Cowles 
• Mrs. Mica j ah P. Clough 

Nominating Committee. 



A Patriotic Service, Easter Sunday 

The members of this Society, and of other similar societies, with 
their friends, have been invited to attend a patriotic service at Christ 
Church (Old North), Salem St., Boston, on Easter Sunday, 4 April, 
1915, at a quarter after three o'clock in the afternoon. Rev. William 
FL Dewart, the rector, will officiate, and the Rt. Rev. William 
Lawrence will preach the sermon. There will be special music. 



Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society 35 



Cash Gifts Received 

The Society's income was greatly reduced by the financial strin- 
gency during the last six months of the calendar year 19 14, and a 
personal appeal was sent to the members of the Massachusetts Soci- 
ety for contributions to assist in carrying on the work. As a result 
of this appeal, the sum of one thousand and thirty-nine dollars 
($1,039.00) has been received, from the members whose names 
appear in the following list, in amounts from one dollar to one 
hundred twenty-five dollars. 

Hon. Charles Francis Adams, Mr. Francis R. Allen, Mr. William 
S. Appleton, Miss Maud L. Atkinson, Mrs. Frederic W. Bakeman, 
Mrs. Edward T. Barker, Miss Esther S. Barry, Mrs. Herschel 
Bartlett, Mr. Boylston A. Beal, Mrs. George A. Bowman, Mr. George 
Ernest Bowman, Mrs. Charles R. Brayton, Mrs. Lyman B. Brooks, 
Mr. Charles A. Burditt, Mrs. Charles F. Cadle, Miss Mary W. Capen, 
Mrs., William Carter, Miss Ellen Chase, Mr. John W. Churchill, 
Miss Mary S. Clark, Miss Sarah L. Clark, Mr. E. Edward Cole, Mr. 
Charles S. Cook, Miss Janet McK. Cowing, Miss Elizabeth Cowing, 
Mr. Charles F. Cutler, Mrs. Anna F. Dakin, Edwin A. Daniels, M.D., 
Miss Mary E. Davenport, Mrs. Abner H. Davis, Mrs. George R. 
Davis, Miss Mary H. Davis, Mrs. Bradford D. Davol, Mrs. John C. 
Dawson, Miss Milley B. Dawson, Mrs. Irving A. Dean, Mr. William 
B. H. Dowse, Mr. Charles A. Dunham, Miss Lucy H. Eaton, Mrs. 
Frank Edmands, Miss Mary F. Edson, Miss Edith Eliot, Mrs. Oliver 
M. Fisher, Mr. Herbert Folger, Hon, Asa P. French, Mrs. Fred W. 
George, Mr. Sidney B. Gifford, Miss M. Isabel Greeley, Mr. Edwin 
A. Grozier, Hon. Curtis Guild, Mrs. Summerfield Hagerty, Mrs. 
Edward P. Hamblet, Mr. Stedman S. Hanks, Mr. Jacob F. Healey, 
Mr. Lew C. Hill, Miss Priscilla C. Holmes, Mr. Charles W. Howland, 
Mrs. Charles T. Hubbard, Mrs. William H. Hunt, Mr. Alvin P. 
Johnson, Mr. Edward King, Miss Anna M. Latham, Mr. Charles P. 
Lincoln, Mr. John Mason Little, Hon. John D. Long, Mr. George A. 
Macomber, Mrs. Grant C. Madill, Mrs. Edward N. McGregor, Mrs. 
Clarence A. McGuire, Miss Mary A. Mixter, Mr. G. Andrews 
Moriarty, Jr., Mrs. John H. Morison, Miss Katharine P. Moseley, 
Mr. Harold Murdock, Mr. Nathaniel C. Nash, Mrs. Frederick Law 
Olmsted, Rev. Ernest M. Paddock, Mrs. L. Coues Page, Mrs. J. 
Nelson Parker, Mrs. John W. Parsons, Mr. Arthur Perry, Mrs. Burr 
Porter, Mrs. Edwin M. Roberts, Mr. Roswell R. Robinson, Mrs. 
William A. Robinson, Mr. C. Perry Rockwell, Mr. H. Curtis Rowley, 
Mrs. Booker H. Rucker, Mrs. Homer E. Sargent, Mrs. Henry M. 
Saville, Mr. William G. Seeley, Mrs. Charles G. Sheppard. Mr. 
Herbert E. Sherman, Mrs. Henry M. Smith. Miss Marion A. Smith, 
Mr. Franklin A. Snow, Mr. Horace H. Soule, Myles Standish, M.D., 



36 Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society 

Mrs. Charles W. Sumner, Mrs. John F. Tarbell, Mr. Charles I. 
Thayer, Mr. Eben F. Thompson, Rev. Rufus B. Tobey, Mr. James A. 
Tower, Mr. Edward A. Trowbridge, Mrs. Frederick A. Turner, Mr. 
Herbert B. Turner, Mr. Arthur C. Walworth, Miss Caroline B. 
Warren, Mrs. Frederick A. Washburn, Mr. James L. Wesson, Mrs. 
Charles F. White, Mr. Arthur F. Whitin, Miss Susanna Willard, 
Mr. Henry D. Winton, Miss Ella S. Wood, Mrs. Palmer G. Wood, 
Mrs. George H. Woodman. 

Donations to the Library 

From General Samuel Breck : "A Genealogical Record of Mathew 
Pratt of W T eymouth, Mass."; also "Genealogy of the Breck Family"; 
also "Descendants of Aaron and Mary (Church) Magoun of Pem- 
broke, Mass." with a supplement, "Descendants of John and Rebecka 
Magoun." 

From the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Vital Records of the 
City of Cambridge (Vol. I), and of the Towns of Amesbury, Chelms- 
ford, Rochester (Vols. I and II), and Tyngsborough. 



Mrs. William T. Curtis ^died at Brookline, Mass., 13 June, 1914. 
Mrs. Curtis was elected a member of this Society 28 February, 
1899. She was a descendant of John Alden, James Chilton, 
Stephen Hopkins and Myles Standish. 



Members Elected 
February 24, 191 5. 

1337. Miss Eleanor Taylor Lewis, Atlanta, Ga., eighth from John 
Howland. 
Charles Davis White, Winchendon, Mass., ninth from William 

Bradford. 
Charles Leach Watrous, Des Moines, Iowa, ninth from Francis 

Cooke. 
Mrs. Norman Alexander Currie, Halifax, N. S., ninth from 

John Alden. 
Mrs. John Frederick Osborn, Cambridge, Mass., tenth from 
William Brewster. 



1338 
1339 
1340 
I34i 



Supplemental Line Accepted 
January, 1915. 

1314. William H. McNeil, eighth from Francis 1 Cooke, seventh from 
John 2 Cooke. 

Attest: George Ernest Bowman, 
20 March, 191 5. Secretary 



Register of Minor Children 37 



REGISTER OF MINOR CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, 

NEPHEWS AND NIECES OF MEMBERS OF THE 

SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

{Continued from page 11) 

[Membership in the Society of Mayflower Descendants is limited 
to persons over eighteen years of age, and we have frequently been 
urged to devise some plan for registering younger children, both for 
permanent record as a part of the "Mayflower Genealogies" which 
we have been compiling for many years, and for the purpose of mak- 
ing it easier for such children to become members of the Society, when 
they reach the required age. 

We have, therefore, established a registry of the children, under 
eighteen years of age, of members of the Society of Mayflower De- 
scendants. Members of all State Societies may register their children 
on payment, strictly in advance, of a fee of one dollar for each child, 
to cover the expense of recording and card indexing, and of printing 
in this department. The names of children registered will be printed, 
unless we are requested not to print them. 

Minor children of deceased members may be registered by any 
other member of the Society. 

A member of any State Society of Mayflower Descendants may 
register a minor grandchild, or a minor nephew or niece, if the child's 
father or mother, through whom the Mayflower descent is claimed, 
died without becoming a member of the Society. 

The full name, place of birth and date of birth must be given for 
each child to be registered, also the name of the State Society of which 
the parent is a member. If both parents are members, the fact should 
be stated. 

Minor children of living parents who are eligible to membership 
in the Society, but have not become members, cannot be registered in 
this department. They may, however, be recorded, for the same fee, 
in our Registry of Non-Members, which will include non-members of 
all ages.] 

[Register of Minor Children] 

Reeve Chipman, Mass. nil: a daughter, Constance Chipman, born 
23 November, 1910, in Winchester, Mass.; a daughter, Faith 
Chipman, born 6 July, 1912, in Boston, Mass. ; a daughter, Mary 
Fletcher Chipman, born 18 September, 1914, in Boston, Mass. 

Mrs. Norman A. Currie, Mass. 1340: a daughter, Alice Mary Currie, 
born 17 May, 1910, in Halifax. N. S. 

Mrs. Frank V. Davis, Mich. 24: a daughter. Frances Vivian Davis, 
born 30 November, 1901, in Detroit, Mich. 



38 The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 

Rev. Horace F. Fuller, Pa. 223 : a son, Melville Whitaker Fuller, born 
20 February, 1905, in Philadelphia, Pa.; a son, Horace Neville 
Fuller, born 28 December, 1906, in Philadelphia, Pa. ; a daughter, 
Virginia Weld Fuller, born 18 January, 1912, in Philadelphia, Pa. 



THE DIARY OF JABEZ FITCH, JR, 

{Continued from p. 24) 

Mt 28. Aug 1 1764. 

ye 29th i n ye Evening I se Sister Rudd at Fathers. 

ye 20 th I hear'd M r Allen at our Meeting House, from I st Peter 
2 nd 7 th — This Day there was a Vendue at M r Kichards's in order for 
y e Sale of part of his Father's Estate. 

ye 3jst J finish'd Sowing Wheet. 

Sept r I st we Sow'd our Rie. 

Sund: y e 2 nd I staid at home and Read Some of y e Life of M r 
Brainard & y e Fullfilling of y e Scripture &c. 

ye yd 1 went to Town with Mother Perkins. 

JEt. 28. Sept r 1764. 

ye ^th J was a t a Training up at Tim : Clark's, he gave y e Compy a 
Treet this Day, for chusing of him Corp 11 I also this Day heard y e 
Sad news of y e Death of Capt : Elisha Tracy who was lost at Sea last 
winter by his Vessel's overseting was washd off & Drownded. the 
other Peopple belonging to y e Vessel, I am Inform'd were taken of 
from y e Wreck (73 Days after Tracy was lost) by a Ship bound home 
to England. 

Sund: y e 9 th I staid at home & Read an Excelent Sermon of M r 
Whitefields Intitled, y e Indwelling of the Spirit 

y e 10 th I finish'd pulling Flax. 

y e 11 th I hear'd of y e Death of Andrew Parrish 

ye I2 th "Was a very Rainy Day, I heard y e Surprising news of y e 
Sudden Death of J z Downs who Died Last night 

ye j^th 1 attended y e above Funeral heard part of M r Fullers 
Sermon there &c. In coming to y e Grave I rid with John Tracy who 
gave me an account of Some of y e perticulars of y e Loss of his Bro r 
Elisha, with his Vessel, which varies but little from what I have 
observ'd, in y e foregoing ac* he tells me yt there was another man 
Lost with his Bro r — & Webb Cary and Crandal were Sav'd being taken 
of by a Marchant Ship Bound from S* Cite to Liverpool in England, 
coming home I was at a Lecter at M r Richardss, heard M r Park from 
Hebrew 3 rd I st . 

Sund: y e 16 th I hear'd M r Wight from Luke 2 nd 34 th — and Deut: 



The Diary of Jabez Fit eh, Jr. 39 

32 nd 29 th This Day Dan 11 Mix ju r Anna Mix, Sarah Kennady & 
Lucy Mix were admitted Members in M r Wight's C hh . — This night 
there was a very hard Frost. 

ye 20 th I was at a Meeting of the Several Society Com tees in y e 
Town, Concerning the Norfolk Schoolmoney, our Meeting was at 
Esq 1 " Tracy's — I hear Simeon Minor Esq 1 " of Stoning* became an 
Inhabitant in Norwich Jail yesterday &c. 

y e 21 st I Laid my Flax out to Rot. 

ye 22 nd I was at y e Landing & Sold a quantity of Tobacco. 

Sund : staid at home & Read in the Fulfiling of y* Scriptures. 

y e 24 th I work'd at Highways, and at Night I was up at L 1 Motts 
and at Asa Ede's &c. 

The Nights following y e 28 th & 29 th there was considrable Lights 
in y e North. 

Sund: y e 30 th I heard M r Park from John 18 th 36 th — and in y e 
Afternoon from Isaiah 5 th 4 th What could have ben Done more to 
my vinyard y 1 I have not done in it. 

I st He Shew what is ment in y e Text by God's vinyard. 

2 ndiy What God has Done in his vinyard. 

^rdiy God's End & Design in what he has done. — and 

4 thi y ye Application. 

This Day I heard of y e Death of W m Perkins of Newent, who Died 
this Morning. 

October . y e 2 nd & 3 rd I got. Rails Down in y e Wood. 

y« 4 th In y e Evening I went up to David Saffords, with some per- 
tators, and I was also at & Motts, where I heard M r Park Preach a 
Lecter from John I st 46 th and Nat 11 saith unto him, can there any good 
thing come out of Nazareth ? Philip saith unto him, come & see. 

I st Christ's way of working, in the World is such, that People are 
Generally inclined to Dispute, & Question whether it be his Work 
or no. 

2 ndiy The necessaty of an Experementtal Knowledge of y e work 
of God. 

^rdiy The Invitation or Enhortation (viz) Come and see. 

4 th & lastly the Application. 

ye I2 th J was over at Town at another Meeting of y e Several 
Society's Com tee ' s on ac 1 of y e Norfalck School-money. 

Sund: y e 14 th I heard M r Park from Revel: 22 nd 11. He y* is un- 
just let him be unjust still, and he which is filthy let him be filthy still. 
& he y* is Righteous let him be Righteous Still and he y* is Holy let 
him be holy still. 

I st he concider'd y e Carecter mention'd in y e text. 

2 ndiy t h e Sentance or Distanie (viz) let him be so still. 

3 rdl >' the time when these Sentances should commence. — and 

^thiy ye Application. 

♦Evidently intended for " Stonington.'' — Editor. 



40 The Diary of Jabez Fiteh, Jr. 

ye j^th J W ent over to Newent & Bought me a Yoke of Oxen of 
Jerem h Kinsman for £14 L.M. 

ye j^th J finishd Gathering Corn. 

ye 20 th I went up to Bro r Elisha's to Shave where I se John Lester 
& Doc r Sabens, heard much of Lesters Discorse &c. 

Sund: y e 21 st I Staid at home with the Children & Read M r White- 
field's Serm n Intitled y* Indwelling of y e Spirit. 

ye 22 nd Reuben went away in the Morning. 

ye 26 th was a Stormy Day there was some Snow, in y e Evening I 
was up at David Safrbrds &c. 

Sund y e 28 th In y e afternoon I heard M r Wight from Acts there 
were a number of young women admited into y e Ch h this Day. 

ye 29th i n ye Evening I was at a Singing meeting at L 1 Park's in 
Preston. 

Nov r I st Doct r Huntington was at our House some time & told me 
Several comical Story's &c. 

ye ^th J was a t Bro r Elisha's on ac* of y e Settlement of Benj n 
Andrus's Est 1 

y e 6 th I help'd Father Kill his Cow she w d 620 lbs had 55 lbs of 
[*] Tallow &c. In y e Evening I went up to Preston with a lode of 
Pert ts 

y« 7 th I help'd Bro r Elisha Kill his Hogs, & Salted my Beef. 

ye 9th j n ye Evening I was Down at Capt : Gidding's & coming home 
I was at Fathers where I spent some time with Bro r Pelatiah. 

y e 14 th I was over at Chelcy Bought a pair of Lether britches at 
Capt Bills 30s price &c. 

ye j^th was ye public Thanksgiving I went with my Family up to 
Bro r Elisha's to Supper where was M r Adams with his Family &c. 

Sund: y e 18 I hear'd M r Parke from I st Peter 2 nd 7 th y e Lords 
Supper was administred this Day &c. 

ye 23rd I heard M r Park at Capt: Giddings from Gala: 3 rd 29 th — 
The Evening following I was at M r Wights on ac 1 of y e Societys 
Business 

y e 24 th Roger Haskel help'd me* get Shingles Down in y e Woods. — 
Sister Rudd was at our Hous this Day. 

ye 26 th I went to Doct r Lothrop with my Boy, for Advice Respect- 
ing y e Disorder in his Nose; y e Doc r Told me it was a Polipus no 
Doubt. From there we went to Capt: Perkins, & then home with 
Sister Rudd &c. 

ye 27th j came Down to Town and met Mist rs Giles & Haskel at 
Col : Huntingtons in order for advice in y e Settlement of M r Andrus's 
Estate &c This Day y e County Court Set at Norwich, in coming home 
I rid in Company with one M r Stewart of Volentown had much Dis- 
corce with him &c. 

Dec 1 " I st I Carted Some pert ts Down to Lords Store for Capt: 
Perkins, I also went Down to y e Landing for a Bote to carry them 
Down. 

* Illegible. 



The Diary of Jabcz Fitch , Jr. 41 

j 

ye yd I was at Bro r Elisha's on ac* of y e Business of Settleing 
M r Andrus's Estate — old Tom Wibern was there & made us much 
Sport. 

y e 5 th 6th & 7 th ld M r W ms help'd me 

ye gth g ro r John g a iy was nere — 7hj s D a y t carried Some Cloth 

I to Deac n Keneda's 
Sund : y e 9 th I heard M r Park from John 6 th 40 th a Cold Blustering 
Day &c. 

y e 10 th I was at our Annual Town Meeting where were chose 
Mist rs Simon Tracy ju r Esq r Simon Huntington Hezek h Edgerton 
Jere h Kinsman J 2 Fitch ju r Simon Gager & Ephraim Bill Select Men 
for y e year Insewing — I this Day Did some business with Esq r Harts- 
horn M r Kinsman &c Respecting y e School money. 

ye I2 th Roger Haskel & I spent in prepairing a List of M r Andrus's 
Debts to go to Court &c. 

ye j^th was an Extream Cold Day M r Sam 11 Stoddard was here &c. 

ye j^th 1 went to Town with Roger Haskel & carried our Rep 1 of 
Andrus's Debts, to Col: Huntington &c. Then we went to Town 
Meeting. 

ye 19th J met with y e Select men at Esq r Tracy's, I Brought home 
a Number of Books belonging to y e Society &c. 

ye 2 1 st J W ent Down to Pauquatanoc to Inquier into y e circumstance 
of one Unice Brown & her Family who I found to be very Neady, 
I Ingaged a Lode of wood for her & after Trial made to hier a Room 
for her to live in with her Children (th'o to no purpos) I came home 
in the Night very cold. 

Sund: y e 23 rd I Read M r Lockwoods Election Sermon Preach'd 
1764 . &c 

ye 24 th I help'd Father get some wood & in the Evening I met the 
Society Com te e at M r Richards's — drew a warning for a Society 
Meeting &c. 

Christmas Day I kild my hogs, Father & Bro r Elisha help'd me. 

y e 26 was a very Stormy Day. 

ye 27th J carried two Hogs to the Landing for Capt: Bill. I also 
went up to Town as far as Jos h Tracy's on some business of y e 
Society's but to no purpose he not being at home. 

Dec r 27 th 1764. J. F. 

( To be continued) 



42 Applications for Membership 

APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE 

MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF 

MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Eligibility 

Every male or female descendant, over eighteen years of age, of 
any passenger in the Mayflower on the voyage which ended at Plym- 
outh on December 26, 1620, is eligible to membership in this Society. 
[A list of the Passengers will be found on the next page.] 

Every application for membership must be made on a "Pre- 
liminary Application" blank provided by the Society. Such appli- 
cation must bear the autograph signatures of the candidate and of 
two members of this Society who must vouch for the applicant. 

The sum of ten dollars ($10.00), to cover the Entrance Fee and 
the Annual Dues for the current fiscal year, must be deposited with the 
Secretary when the Preliminary Application is filed. 

After the Membership Committee has approved a Preliminary 
Application the Pedigree Papers are issued. If the Pedigree Papers 
are not filled out in duplicate and filed with the Secretary within 
six months after the approval of the Preliminary Application such 
approval becomes void. 

After the pedigree has been examined by the Historian the appli- 
cation is laid before the Board of Assistants, who vote upon it by 
secret ballot, and two negative votes reject. 

Entrance Fee and Annual Dues 

The Entrance Fee is five dollars. 

The Annual Dues of all members elected after 28 March, 1912, 
are five dollars, payable at the time of election and on the first day 
of March in each year; and all such members who have paid their 
dues for the fiscal year receive the Society's quarterly magazine, 
"The Mayflower Descendant," for such fiscal year without further 
charge. 

The Society's monthly magazine, "Pilgrim Notes and Queries/' 
is sent free to all members. 

Members elected in the months of December, January and Febru- 
ary are not required to pay annual dues on the first day of March 
next ensuing. 

The payment at one time of the sum of one hundred dollars 
exempts the member so paying from all future annual dues, and 
constitutes him a Life Member. All Life Members receive both 
"The Mayflower Descendant" and "Pilgrim Notes and Queries" 
without extra charge. 



The Mayflower Passengers 43 



THE MAYFLOWER PASSENGERS 

There were only one hundred and four (104) Mayflower Passen- 
gers. Every one of them is included in the two lists following. 
There were no other passengers. 

[The 49 Passengers from Whom Descent Can Be Proved] 



John 1 Alden 
Isaac 1 Allerton 

wife Mary 

daughter Mary 2 

daughter Remember 
John 1 Billington 

wife Eleanor 

son Francis 2 
William 1 Bradford 
William 1 Brewster 

wife Mary 

son Love 2 
Peter 1 Brown 
James 1 Chilton 

wife 

daughter Mary 2 
Francis 1 Cooke 

son John 2 



Edward 1 Doty 
Francis 1 Eaton 

wife Sarah 

son Samuel 2 
Edward 1 Fuller 

wife 

son Samuel 2 
Dr. Samuel 1 Fuller 
Stephen 1 Hopkins 

2d wife, Elizabeth 

son Gyles 2 
(by 1st wife) 

daughter Constance 2 
(by 1st wife) 
John 1 Howland 
William 1 Mullins 

wife Alice 

daughter Priscilla 2 



Degory 1 Priest 
Thomas 1 Rogers 

son Joseph 2 
Henry 1 Samson 
George 1 Soule 
Myles 1 Standish 
John 1 Tilley 

wife 

daughter Elizabeth 2 
Richard 1 Warren 
William 1 White 

wife Susanna 

son Resolved 2 

son Peregrine 2 
Edward 1 Winslow 



[The 55 Passengers from Whom We Cannot Prove Descent] 



Bartholomew 2 Allerton 
John Allerton 
John 2 Billington 
Dorothy Bradford 

( 1 st wife of William 1 ) 
Wrestling 2 Brewster 
Richard Britteridge 
William Butten 
Robert Carter 
John Carver 
Katharine Carver 

(wife of John) 
Maid servant of the 

Carvers 
Richard Clarke 
Humility Cooper 
John 1 Crackston 

son Tohn 2 

-'Ely 

Thomas English 



Moses Fletcher 
Richard Gardiner 
John Goodman 
William Holbeck 
John Hooke 
Damaris 2 Hopkins 
Oceanus 2 Hopkins 
John Langmore 
William Latham 
Edward Leister 
Edmund Margeson 
Christopher Martin 

wife 

Desire Minter 
Ellen More 
Jasper More 
Richard More 
[a boy] More 
Joseph 2 Mullins 
Solomon Prower 



John Rigdale 

wife Alice 
Rose Standish 

(istwife of Myles 1 ) 
Elias Story 
Edward Thomson 
Edward Tilley 

wife Ann 
Thomas 1 Tinker 

wife 



son 



William Trevore 
John 1 Turner 

son 

son 

Roger Wilder 
Thomas Williams 
Elizabeth Winslow 

(1st wife of Edward 1 ) 
Gilbert Winslow 



Reports from State Societies 



REPORTS FROM STATE SOCIETIES 

CALIFORNIA SOCIETY 

Members Elected 
October 31, 1912. 

98. Mrs. Cyrus Hayden Hubbard. Berkeley, Calif., eighth from 

Isaac 1 Allerton, seventh from Mary 3 Allerton. 

99. Lerov Bacon Wood, Los Angeles, Calif., seventh from John 

Alden. 
December 12, 1912. 

100. Paul Harte Bosworth, San Francisco, Calif., tenth from Wil- 

liam Brewster. 

101. Cecil James Gardner, Los Angeles, Calif., tenth from John 

Howland. 

102. Paul Stickney Sears, Grass Valley, Calif., ninth from William 

Brewster. 

103. Laurence Osgood Macomber. Pasadena, Calif., ninth from 

Peter Brown. 

104. Harry Motson Gorham, Santa Monica, Calif., ninth from John 

Howland. 
December 23, 1912. 

105. Albert De Witt Kimball, Palo Alto, Calif., ninth from Stephen 1 

Hopkins, eighth from Gyles* Hopkins. 

106. Mrs. Frank Alfred Gilley, San Francisco, Calif., seventh from 

Edward Doty. 

107. Mrs. George Eames Potter, Santa Barbara, Calif., ninth from 

William Brewster. 

108. W T illiam Bradford, Napa, Calif., eighth from William Bradford. 

109. Mrs. Wiley Frank Crist, San Francisco. Calif., ninth from 

Thomas Rogers. 
March 4, 1913. * 

no. Mrs. Frank McKeever Burnside, San Francisco, Calif., seventh 

from Edward Doty, 
in. Mrs. James Hobart Moore, Santa Barbara, Calif., eighth from 

Isaac 1 Allerton, seventh from Mary 3 Allerton. 
June 6. 1913. 

112. Russell Noyes, San Francisco, Calif., tenth from William 

Brewster. 

113. Edwin Burke Cushman, Oakland, Calif., eighth from Isaac 1 

Allerton, seventh from Mar}' 2 Allerton. 

114. Carleton Wilsey Cushman, Oakland, Calif., ninth from Isaac' 

Allerton. eighth from Man" Allerton. 

115. Miss Elsie Skaats Noyes, Berkeley, Calif., tenth from William 

Brewster. 



Reports from State Societies 45 

116. Mrs. Arthur Maxson Smith, Berkeley, Calif., ninth from Wil- 

liam Bradford. 

117. Miss Clara Isabelle Churchill, Paso Robles, Calif., seventh from 

William Bradford. 
August 15, 1913. 

118. Harry Howard Newcomb, Venice, Calif., ninth from Stephen' 

Hopkins, eighth from Gyles 2 Hopkins. 

119. Mrs. James Clark Cochran, Iowa City, Iowa, seventh from 

Edward Doty. 

120. Harry Fay Whitman, Alameda, Calif., seventh from Peter 

Brown. 

121. Orem Newcomb, Los Angeles, Calif., ninth from William 

Bradford. 
October 17, 1913. 

122. Mrs. Walter Greenough Tibbitts, Alameda, Calif., ninth from 

W r illiam Brewster. 

123. Mrs. Ephraim Henry Monk, Los Angeles, Calif., eighth from 

William 1 Brewster, seventh from Love 2 Brewster. 

124. Warring Wilkinson, Berkeley, Calif., eighth from Richard 

Warren. 
October 30, 191 3. 

125. Edwin Mortimer Hopkins, Lawrence, Kans., ninth from Stephen 1 

Hopkins, eighth from Gyles 2 Hopkins. 

126. Paul Henchman Soule, Alameda, Calif., seventh from George 

Soule. 

127. Mrs. Lewis Martindale Farnham, Los Angeles, Calif., ninth 

from Stephen 1 Hopkins, eighth from Gyles 2 Hopkins. 
December 23, 1913. 

128. Edward Clifford Barrell, Colusa, Calif., ninth from William 

Brewster. 

129. Mrs. Charles Eben Cooper, San Francisco, Calif., eighth from 

Stephen Hopkins. 

130. Mrs. Charles Everett Tabor, Alameda, Calif., eighth from 
Stephen Hopkins. f 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SOCIETY 

Members Elected 
October 14, 1913. 

278. Mrs. Arthur Avon Stratford, Wichita, Kans., ninth from Wil- 
liam Bradford. 

279. Alfred Emery Van Petten. Topeka, Kans., tenth from William 
Brewster. 

November 28, 1913. 

280. Miss Rachel Victoria Bennet Holton, Kans., ninth from Francis 1 
Cooke, eighth from John 2 Cooke. 



46 Reports from State Societies 

281. Mrs. Jeremiah Howland Bennet, Holton, Kans., eighth from 

Francis 1 Cooke, seventh from John 2 Cooke. 

282. Mrs. George De Graff, Holton, Kans., ninth from Francis 1 

Cooke, eighth from John 2 Cooke. 
December 9, 1913. 

283. Mrs. Charles Everett Kern, Washington, D. C, ninth from 

Francis Cooke. 

NEW YORK SOCIETY 

Members Elected 
October 2, 1912. 

1084. Mrs. Alexander Hamilton, Woodbury, Conn., ninth from 

Richard Warren. 
November 6, 1912. 

1085. Daniel Perry Stanton, New York, N. Y., eighth from John 

Alden. 
March 5, 1913. 

1086. Benjamin Booth Avery, New York, N. Y., eighth from William 

Bradford. 

1087. Donald Carr, New York, N. Y., ninth from Isaac 1 Allerton, 

eighth from Mary 2 Allerton. 

1088. Mrs. Clarence Sumner Lunt, Rochester, N. Y., eighth from 

John Howland. 

1089. Rawson Lyman Wood, New York, N. Y., ninth from Samuel 

Fuller. 

1090. Mrs. Robert Traill Spence Lowell, Dougan Hills, Staten Island, 

N. Y., ninth from William 1 Brewster, eighth from Love 3 
Brewster. 
April 2, 1913. 

1091. Francis LeBaron Robbins, Jr., New York, N. Y v seventh from 

William Bradford. , 

1092. Thomas Denny, New York, N. Y., ninth from John Howland. 
May 7, 1913. 

1093. Mrs. Harry Cranford Parsons, Buffalo, N. Y., eighth from 

Francis Cooke. 

1094. Mrs. Howard Frederic Whitney, Glen Cove, Long Island, 

tenth from Francis Cooke. 

1095. Barak Larkin Knowles, Brooklyn, N. Y., tenth from William 

Brewster. 

1096. John Jabez Williams, Brooklyn, N. Y., tenth from William 

Brewster. 

1097. William Chauncey Crosby, New York, N. Y., eighth from 

Stephen 1 Hopkins, seventh from Gyles 2 Hopkins. 

1098. Mrs. George Franklin Allison, Brooklyn, N. Y., ninth from 

William Bradford. 



Reports from State Societies 47 

June 4, 1913. 

1099. Mrs. Augustus George Heaton, New York, N. Y., ninth from 

William Brewster. 

1 100. Mrs. William Barnabas Fair, Havana, Cuba, ninth from 

James 1 Chilton, eighth from Mary 2 Chilton. 

1101. Miss Beatrice Emeline Fair, Havana, Cuba, tenth from James 1 

Chilton, ninth from Mary 3 Chilton. 
September 3, 1913. 

1 104. Edward Congdon Atwater, Batavia, N. Y., tenth from John 

Alden. 

1 105. Miss Marion Alice Lesher, Rye, N. Y., ninth from John Alden. 
October 1, 1913. 

1 106. Miss Grace Margaret Callan, Ilion, N. Y., tenth from Richard 



Warren. 



1 107. Robert Otis Hayward, Bronxville, N. Y., tenth from John 
Alden. 

November 5, 1913. 

1 1 08. Richard Porter Bloom, Palmyra, N. Y., ninth from William 
Bradford. 

PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY 

Members Elected 
December 7, 1912. 

208. Henry Norton Lewis, Philadelphia, Pa., ninth from John Alden. 

209. Miss Jessie Allen Page, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa., tenth 
from John Alden. 

February I, 1913. 

210. Noah Beazell Smith, Philadelphia, Pa., ninth from Myles 
Standish. 

April 5, 1913. 

211. Mrs. Henry Whitaker Butterworth, Germantown, Philadelphia, 
Pa., ninth from William 1 Brewster, eighth from Love' 
♦Brewster. 

212. Miss Rebekah Cloyd Parker, Lewistown, Pa., eighth from 
Edward Doty. 

213. Mrs. Joseph Smith Waream, Chester, Pa., seventh from George 
Soule. 

214. Mrs. Campbell Palmer Waugh, Wellsburg, W. Va., eighth from 
Stephen Hopkins. 

July 3, 1913. 

215. Mrs. Harlan Page, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa., ninth from 
John Alden. 

216. Robert Holmes Page, Paoli, Pa., tenth from John Alden. 
November 1, 19 13. 

217. Edgar Pardee Earle, Philadelphia, Pa., ninth from William 
Bradford. 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

Committee on Publication 
Lew C. Hill Alvin P. Johnson 

Stanley W. Smith Frederick Foster 

George Ernest Bowman, Editor 



CONTENTS -MARCH, J915 

I. Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society of May- 
flower Descendants Page 33 

II. Register of Minor Children, Grandchildren, Nephews 
and Nieces of Members of the Society of May- 
flower Descendants 37 

III. The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. (Continued) . . 38 

IV. Applications for Membership in the Massachusetts 

Society of Mayflower Descendants ... 42 

V. The Mayflower Passengers ...... 43 

VI. Reports from State Societies ..... 44 



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Subscription rates to all who are not members of the Massachu- 
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"Pilgrim Notes and Queries," $1.00 per year, strictly in advance. 

Single copies of current issues, 15 cents each. 
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Single copies of current issues, 75 cents each. 

Special Offer for 1915 

"Pilgrim Notes and Queries," Vol. Ill (1915) f sent to one address 

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Remittances must be payable to "Massachusetts Society of May- 
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1620 mmmk- 1920 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

GEORGE ERNEST BOWMAN, Editor 

Published by the 

Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants 
53 Mount Vernon Street, Boston 

VoL IE APRIL, J9J5 No. 4 



OFFICIAL NOTICES OF THE MASSACHUSETTS 
SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Nineteenth Annual Meeting 

The Nineteenth Annual Meeting was held at the Society's Rooms, 
53 Mt. Vernon St., Boston, on Monday afternoon, 29 March, 191 5. 

The Secretary's nineteenth annual report showed that, on account 
of the long-continued business depression, the record of the past twelve 
months was not so satisfactory as usual; but there was a small gain 
in membership and a considerable increase in the number and value 
of gifts for the Library and Cabinet. The collection of data for "The 
Mayflower Genealogies" has steadily grown in size, but the work has 
been seriously retarded by the reduction of the office force, caused by 
the falling off in income. 

Forty-nine (49) new members were elected during the year: 
three (3) former members were reinstated; there were sixteen (16) 
deaths; twenty-one (21) members resigned; nine (9) members were 
dropped for non-payment of annual dues. The gain for the year, 
therefore, was only six (6) members. The present membership is 
seven hundred and seventy-four (774). 

49 



50 Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society 

Gifts for the Library and Cabinet, during the year, have been as 
follows: Bound volumes, 36; Pamphlets, 59; Photographs of Family 
Records, Gravestones, etc., 40; Family Bibles containing Records, 2; 
Miscellaneous, 4; and the Collamore Papers (already described in 
"The Mayflower Descendant'' and "Pilgrim Notes and Queries"), 
numbering five hundred and forty-eight (548), and including two 
deeds, one with an autograph signature of Samuel 2 Fuller (Edward 1 ), 
the other with an autograph signature of Resolved 2 White (William 1 ). 
Reproductions of these deeds bearing signatures of Mayflower Passen- 
gers will be found in the October, 1914, and the January, 191 5, issues 
of "The Mayflower Descendant." 

Attention was called to the fact that the printed list of delegates 
to the General Congress at Plymouth, in September, 1912, contains 
the names of two persons who were not members of the State Socie- 
ties they were said to represent. One of these persons has since be- 
come a member of his State Society ; but the other has not as yet pre- 
sented an application for membership, although known to be eligible. 

As the Massachusetts Society has never been represented at a 
General Congress by any one but a duly elected member, it was unani- 
mously voted to emphasize that fact by printing on the credentials of 
its delegates to the General Congress in September, 1915, a statement 
that those delegates not only are duly elected members of the Massa- 
chusetts Society, but are also in good standing. 

Mr. George Ernest Bowman was unanimously elected an Honorary 
Member of the Society. 

Officers for the ensuing year were elected, as follows : 
Governor, Lew C. Hill 

Deputy Governor, Rev. Frederick B. Allen 
Secretary, George Ernest Bowman 

Treasurer, Alvin P. Johnson 

Historian, Mrs. Charles F. White 

Captain, Frederick Foster 

Elder, Rev. Ernest M. Paddock 

Surgeon, Edwin A. Daniels, M.D. 

Assistants, Mrs. Anna F. Dakin 

William B. H. Dowse 

Miss Mary F. Edson 

G. Andrews Moriarty, Jr. 

Arthur Perry 

Mrs. Gordon Prince 

Arthur C. Walworth 

Refreshments were served by the Committee on At Home Days, 
at the close of the business meeting. 



Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society 51 

Donations to the Library 

From Miss Mary S. Clark and Miss Sarah L. Clark: The Family 
Bible of their Grandfather, Edward Eells, who married Ruth Stetson, 
31 October, 1805. 

From Mr. Orra E. Monnette, the compiler: "Monnet Family 
Genealogy." 

From Mrs. Godfrey Ryder: "Memoir of Lewis Bradford", also 
"The Force of Truth" with the autograph signature of Lewis Brad- 
ford, 9 April, 1814. Bradford was for many years town clerk of 
Plympton, Mass. 

From Miss Mary Alden Thayer: Program of "Dedication Cere- 
monies at the Grave of Lieut. Isaac Thayer", West Buckfield, Me., 
1907; also "Memorial of Mount Zion Royal Arch Chapter, Stoughton, 
Mass.", 1872. 

From the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Vital Records of 
Heath, Mass. 

From Mr. Albert Matthews, the author: "The Term Pilgrim 
Fathers." 



Mrs. Earl A. Mower died at Lynn, Mass., 17 March, 1915. Mrs. Mower 
was elected a member of this Society, 10 November, 1897. She 
was a descendant of Elder William Brewster and Stephen Hop- 
kins. Her membership number was 278. 

Hon. Charles Francis Adams died at Washington, D. C, 20 March, 
19 1 5. He was a descendant of John Alden, and was one of the 
incorporators of this Society, his membership number being 12. 

Mrs. Mary A. Chapman died at Brookline, Mass., 26 March, 1915. 
She was a descendant of Stephen Hopkins, and became a member 
of this Society 15 May, 1908. Her membership number was 1039. 



Members Elected 
March 24, 191 5. 

1342. Benjamin Alden Delano, Winthrop, Mass., seventh from 
John Alden. 
Benjamin Harris Anthony, New Bedford, Mass., eighth from 

Myles Standish. 
Fletcher Hodges, M.D., Indianapolis, Ind., eighth from Wil- 
liam Bradford. 
Mrs. Percy Gardner Bolster, Boston, Mass., seventh from 

John Alden. 
Miss Carrie Vinia Lynch, Boston, Mass., seventh from John 

Alden. 
Mrs. Edward Wild Baker, Brookline, Mass., tenth from Isaac 1 
Allerton- ninth from Marv 2 Allerton. 



1343 
1344 
1345 
1346 
1347 



5 2 Reports from State Societies 

1348. Mrs. Lester Noble Godfrey, Boston, Mass., eighth from John 

Alden. 

1349. Arthur Dunton Perry, Boston, Mass., eighth from Isaac 1 Aller- 

ton, seventh from Mary 2 Allerton. 

Supplemental Lines Accepted 
March, 191 5. 
215. Rev. Frederick B. Allen, eighth from John Alden; ninth from 

Thomas Rogers. 
1339. Charles L. Watrous, ninth from James 1 Chilton, eighth from 
Mary 2 Chilton; ninth from Stephen 1 Hopkins, eighth from 
Constance 2 Hopkins. 

Attest : 

George Ernest Bowman, Secretary. 



REPORTS FROM STATE SOCIETIES 

CALIFORNIA SOCIETY 

Members Elected 
January 30, 1914. 

131. Francis Edward Winslow, Victoria, British Columbia, seventh 

from Edward Winslow. 

132. Rainsford Hannay Winslow, Vancouver, British Columbia, 

seventh from Edward Winslow. 

133. Mrs. James Stuart Moulton, Ripon, Calif., eighth from Edward 

Doty. 

134. Douglas Cushman, San Francisco, Calif., ninth from Isaac 1 

Allerton, eighth from Mary* Allerton. 

135. Harry Elbridge Cushman, San Francisco, Calif., ninth from 

Isaac 1 Allerton, eighth from Mary 2 Allerton. 

136. Mrs. Everett Clarence Dickinson, Stockton, Calif., eighth from 

Edward Doty. 

137. John Easton Porter, Berkeley, Calif., ninth from John Alden. 

138. Edward Porter Pfingst, Watsonville, Calif., ninth from John 

Alden. 
February 2~, 19 14. 

139. Isaac Lothrop, Stockton, Calif., seventh from John Howland. 

140. Miss Rachel Buck Lothrop, Santa Maria, Calif., eighth from 

John Howland. 

141. Robert Rehn Weber, Berkeley, Calif., ninth from Isaac 1 Aller- 

ton, eighth from Mary 2 Allerton. 

142. Mrs. Frederick Henry Farwell, Orange, Texas, ninth from 

William 1 Brewster, eighth from Love 2 Brewster. 



Reports from State Societies 53 

143. George Orr Latimer, Portland, Ore., ninth from William 

Brewster. 

144. Walter Charles Ingles, San Francisco, Calif., tenth from James 1 

Chilton, ninth from Mary' Chilton. 

145. Frank Bray Stephens, Salt Lake City, Utah, eighth from Samuel 

Fuller. 

146. Harold Montelle Stephens, Salt Lake City, Utah, ninth from 

Samuel Fuller. 

147. Edwin W r illard Stephens, Salt Lake City, Utah, ninth from 

Samuel Fuller. 

148. Bartholomew Skaats Noyes, Oakland, Calif., ninth from Wil- 

liam Brewster. 

149. Austin Church Barney, Sawtelle, Calif., tenth from Richard 

Warren. 
July 9, 1914. 

150. Mrs. Ceasar Maurice Lombardi, Dallas, Texas, ninth from Wil- 

liam 1 Brewster, eighth from Love 2 Brewster. 

151. Mrs. Alvin Barton Barber, Berkeley, Calif., tenth from William 1 

Brewster, ninth from Love 2 Brewster. 

152. Benjamin Augustus Thaxter, Portland, Ore., eighth from John 

Alden. 

153. Mrs. William Hamilton Cox, Oakland, Calif., ninth from 

Richard Warren. 

154. Mrs. Wallace Buell Mudge, Hayward, Calif., ninth from Isaac 1 

Allerton, eighth from Mary 2 Allerton. 

155. Charles Oberlin Bradford, Los Angeles, Calif., seventh from 

William Bradford. 

156. Mrs. Charles Silvey Sprague, Goldfield, Nev., ninth from John 

Alden. 
September 29, 1914. 

157. Mrs. Charles Phineas Gould, Estelline, So. Dak., tenth from 

William Brewster. 

158. Mrs. Lafayette Irving Fish, Berkeley, Calif., tenth from Isaac 1 

Allerton, ninth from Remember 2 Allerton. 
October 30, 1914. 

159. Miss Abigail Lovina Soule, San Francisco, Calif., seventh from 

George Soule. 

160. Arthur Herbert Folger, Mill Valley, Calif., ninth from Degory 

Priest. 

161. James Anthony Folger, Berkeley, Calif., ninth from Degory 

Priest. 

162. Mrs. Edward William Linforth, Berkeley, Calif., ninth from 

Henry Samson. 

163. Albert Wells Rigsbee, Arlington, Ind., ninth from John Howland. 

164. Mrs. Alfred Michel Fournier, Berkeley, Calif., ninth from 

Isaac 1 Allerton, eighth from Mary 2 Allerton. 

165. Mrs. Frederick Gilberts King, Berkeley. Calif., ninth from 

Isaac 1 Allerton. eighth from Mary 2 Allerton. 



54 Reports from State Societies 

166. Miss Laura Delphina Worth, Guilford College, N. C, ninth 

from John Howland. 

167. Irving Webster Fish, Berkeley, Calif., eleventh from Isaac 1 

Allerton, tenth from Remember 2 Allerton. 

168. Mrs. Robert Noble Burgess, Berkeley, Calif., eleventh from 

Isaac 1 Allerton, tenth from Remember 2 Allerton. 



DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SOCIETY 

Members Elected 

January 13, 1914. 

284. Mrs. John Charles Dods, Kansas City, Kans., eighth from 

Richard Warren. 
April 14, 1914. 

285. Edwards Allen Hiller, Salina, Kans., ninth from James 1 Chilton, 

eighth from Mary 2 Chilton. 

286. Miss Elvira Hanscom Wood, Washington, D. C, ninth from 

Isaac 1 Allerton, eighth from Mary 2 Allerton. 
April 27, 1914. 

287. Mrs. Thomas Justus Burtch, Hutchinson, Kans., ninth from 

Francis Cooke. 

288. Mrs. William Baldwin Brownell, Lawrence, Kans., ninth from 

William Bradford. 
May 19, 1914. 

289. Ralph Aldis Hiller, Norton, Kans., ninth from James 1 Chilton, 

eighth from Mary 2 Chilton. 
June 16, 1914. 

290. Miss Alice Russell Newcomb, Petersburg, Va., ninth from 

Stephen 1 Hopkins, eighth from Gyles 2 Hopkins. 

291. Miss Ada Augusta Rhodes, Falls Church, Va., ninth from 

Richard Warren. 

292. Edward Everts Browne, Washington, D. C, ninth from Wil- 

liam Bradford. 
September 15, 1914. 

293. Mrs. Gaius Marcus Brumbaugh, Washington, D. C, tenth from 

Stephen 1 Hopkins, ninth from Constance 2 Hopkins. 

294. Miss Carolyn E. Ford, Madison, Ind., eighth from John Howland. 

295. Charles Cleveland Ely, Savannah, Ga., ninth from William 1 

Brewster, eighth from Love 2 Brewster. 

296. Miss Elsie Lucile Ely, Savannah, Ga., tenth from William 1 

Brewster, ninth from Love 2 Brewster. 
October 20, 1914. 

297. Mrs. Henry William Scovill, Washington, D. C, tenth from 

Richard Warren. 

298. Mrs. James Montgomery, Evansville, Ind., ninth from William 

Brewster. 



Reports from State Societies 5 5 

299. Herbert Allen Minturn, Kokomo, Ind., tenth from John Howiand. 

300. Raymond Secord Washburn, Chevy Chase, Ind., eleventh from 

Francis Cooke. 
November 17, 1914. 

301. Philip Walker, Washington, D. C, ninth from William Bradford. 

302. Mrs. Charles Augustus Crane, Washington, D. C, ninth from 

John Howiand. 

303. Miss Kate Shailer White, Washington, D. C, ninth from 

Richard Warren. 

304. Maurice Malcolm Moore, Washington, D. C, ninth from Wil- 

liam Bradford. 

305. Mrs. Douglass Byers Thompson, Washington, D. C, tenth from 

John Howiand. 

306. William St. John Blanchard, Washington, D. C, ninth from 

John Alden. 

307. James Edward Grey, Annapolis, Md., ninth from William 

Bradford. 

308. Charles Henry Stokes, Washington, D. C, ninth from John 

Alden. 

309. Horace Russell Allen, M.D., Indianapolis, Ind., ninth from 

John Howiand. 
December 15, 1914. 

310. Charles W. Brown, Washington, D. C, ninth from Stephen 1 

Hopkins, eighth from Constance 2 Hopkins. 

NEW YORK SOCIETY 

Members Elected 

January 7, 1914. 

1 109. Mrs. Gershom Willard Clark, Owego, N. Y., tenth from 

Richard Warren. 
March 4, 19 14. 

1 1 10. Mrs. John Peter Faber, Rochester, N. Y., eighth from William 

Bradford, 
mi. Miss Charlotte Alice Faber, Rochester, N. Y., ninth from 

William Bradford. 
April 1. 1914. 

1 1 12. John Adams Church, New York, N. Y., ninth from Richard 

Warren. 
May 6, 1914. 

1 1 13. Mrs. George Butler Smith, New York, N. Y.. ninth from 

Degory Priest. 

1 1 14. John French, New York, N. Y., eighth from John Alden. 

1 1 15. Elisha Franklin Brewster, Jr., Rochester, N. Y., ninth from 

William 1 Brewster, eighth from Love 3 Brewster. 

1 1 16. Lothrop Thacher, New York, N. Y., seventh from John 

Howiand. 



56 Reports from State Societies 

June 10, 1914. 

1 1 17. Mrs. George Ryerson Hendrickson, Brooklyn, N. Y., ninth 

from John Howland. 

1 1 18. Mrs. John Lyman Sherwood, Brooklyn, N. Y., ninth from 

John Howland. 

1 1 19. Mrs. Tristram Tupper Hyde, Jr., Charleston, S. C, tenth from 

William Bradford. 

1 120. Miss Margaret Frances Griffith, Albany, N. Y., eleventh from 

Stephen 1 Hopkins, tenth from Constance 2 Hopkins. 
September, 1914. 
ii2.\. Eugene Augustus Hoffman Watson, New York, N. Y., eighth 

from Edward Winslow. 

1 122. Mrs. Albert Thayer Salisbury, Brooklyn, N. Y., tenth from 

John Howland. 
October 7, 1914. 

1 123. Mrs. George Alfred Averell, Brooklyn, N. Y., tenth from 

John Howland. 

1 124. Mrs. Percy Hamilton Goodsell, New York, N. Y., tenth from 

William Bradford. 

1 125. Charles Edward Wheelwright, Saltaire, N. Y., eighth from 

John Howland. 

1 126. Walter Hayward Powers, Rye, N. Y., tenth from William 

Bradford. 
November 4, 19 14. 

1 127. Miss Prudence Cleveland Sterry, New York, N. Y., ninth from 

William Bradford. 



PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY 

Members Elected 

January 3, 1914. 

218. Henry Thomas Kent, Jr., Clifton Heights, Pa., eighth from 

Francis Cooke. 
March 7, 1914. 

219. Augustus Heaton, Philadelphia, Pa., tenth from William 

Brewster. 
April 4, 1914. 

220. Mrs. William Hooper Graffiin, Baltimore, Md., ninth from 

Francis 1 Cooke, eighth from John 2 Cooke. 
May 2, 1914. 

221. Rev. Paul Sturtevant Howe, Philadelphia, Pa., eighth from 

Myles Standish. 

222. Mrs. Edward Cunningham Bergner Fletcher, Radnor, Pa., tenth 

from William 1 Brewster, ninth from Love 2 Brewster. 
July 20, 1914. 

223. Rev. Horace Frederick Fuller, Philadelphia, Pa., ninth from 

Edward 1 Fuller, eighth from Samuel 2 Fuller. 



The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 57 



Y September 5, 1914. 

224. Irwin Justus Moyer, M.D., Pittsburgh, Pa., ninth from Edward 1 
Fuller, eighth from Samuel 2 Fuller. 

September 23, 1914. 

225. Andrew Hull Foote, Erie, Pa., tenth from William Brewster. 
November 7, 1914. 

226. Joseph Wharton Lippincott, Philadelphia, Pa., tenth from Wil- 
liam Bradford. 

November 21, 1914. 

22y. Rev. Harry St. Clair Hathaway, Norristown, Pa., tenth from 
Richard Warren. 



THE DIARY OF JABEZ FITCH, JR. 

{Continued from p. 41) 

JEt 28 . Dec r 31 st 1764. 

This Day was our Society Meeting the old Society Com tee chose 
again and Mist rs Absalem Pride Ebenezer Fitch & Elijah Brewster 
School Com tee — a Society Tax of a i£ d for Defraying Society charge 
&c This Day also I froze my two great Toes. 

1765 Jany I st I was Down y e Rode se a large company at Pride's &c 

y e 4 th I Met y e Select men at Esq r Tracy's again, I went by the 
Widd w Comings & M r Spicers — This Day I hear'd of y* Death of 
Elijah Hibbard's wife &c — 

ye y\h 1 serv'd a warning on Mary Smith to Depart the Town, and 
also another on Matt w Grinnolds for y e same purpos. 

y* 12 th I broak through the Snow Down to Deac n Kenedys and 
from there to Pauquatanoc to see old E. B. Then I went from there 
to Elijah Brewsters y e Widd w Comings & then to John Bramans & 
home — a very cold Day &c. 

Sund: y e 13 th I heard M r Wight from Heb : 12 th I st 

ye 14th 1 went to the Lands and got Some Fory Cloth for a Jackoat 
then I went up to Town & met y e authority at Lothrops, being assem- 
bled in order to appoint Taverns & Jurors for the year Insuing — at 
night I came home thro Newent &c. 

y e 16 th I went to Capt Swan's after money, but got none 

ye 17th Dan 11 Brewster came here & brought Capt Swans Note 
paid me £9.14.1 Cash. 

y e 18 th I went over to Doc r Perkins's Mill in y e Rain 

ye jgth 1 we nt over to the Landing afoot, got some lineing for a 
Jackoat &c. 

Last night being at laisure I made made the following Observa- 
tions (viz) That I am about to have an outside every Day Jackoat 
& not Determined whether to have it made with lappalls or not. 



58 The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 

It is best to have it made with Lappalls for 4 reasons (viz) 

I st Twill be warmest and most comfortable in cold weather. 

2 nd It will look best and is most fashionable. 

3 rd It will last best, for there will be two Roes of Buttons and 
button holes, which commonly wair out y e first of any part of a Gar- 
ment and each of these roes will last as long as one Single one if in 
case I have it made y e other fashion. 

4 th Twill best secure my Sides when Hannah goes to Tickel me. 

Tis best not to make it with Lappalls for 6 Reasons . (viz) 

I st Twill take most Cloth. 

2 nd Twill be most work to make it. 

3 rd Twill take most Triming 

all which three articles will augment the cost of s d Jacoat. 

4 th The Lappalls will be in my way when tis unbutton'd as I usually 
wair a Jackoat at work. 

5 th Twill not be so handy to tuck my hands into my Bosome when 
I go about in cold weather 

6 th I have got Buttons anough if tis made without Lappals, which 
I have no other use for. 

Objections to some of the foregoing Reasons against Lappalls. 

I st (viz) That twill take more Cloth . Tis true but I have got Cloth . 
anough which I have no other use for at present. 

Reasons 3 rd and 6 th That twill take more Triming and that I have 
got Buttons &c. alth'o this is so yet I have got a Duz n of Coat Buttons 
which I got for Reuben's Coat that I have no use for, & no Doubt 
Capt: Bill will Exchange and let me me have Jackoat Buttons for 
them, which will be anough for Lappalls. 

And as to y e 4 th Reason (viz) that the Lappalls will be in the way 
when unbutton'd &c. I can button them back & then it will be as th'o 
it had not Lappalls. 

This was my last Evenings work, but however this morning when 
my Jackoat come to be cut; there happen'd to be only Just Cloth 
anough to make a Jacoat without Lappalls so that I lost all my Reason- 
ing fore them — so finally I am Oblidged to content my self (not with- 
standing all my Argument,) with a Jackoat with out Lappalls. 

Sund y e 20 th I heard M r Wight from Rom : 8 th 28 th — In y e Even- 
ing I was up at Bro r Elisha's &c. 

ye 21 st I went to Preston and paid paid Esq r Witter some money 
coming home I was in at Mott's where I had a Dispute with Sam : Mott 
& Jon n Brewster concerning y e Connection of y e Civil power with the 
Church of Christ &c — I rid home along with il* Gore. 

ye 22 nd I broak a Slad parth Down to Roger Haskel's Hollow. 

ye 23 rd I hear'd M r Parke at Capt : Giddings's from Romans 15 th 13 th 

y e 24th We got wood from Hask Ils Hol w 

ye 25th 1 helped Bro r Elisha get wood. This Day a considrable 
number of people Assembled together & got wood for y e Rev d M r 
Wight and if I be Examined why I did not go with them &c I have 
in Answer ye following Reasons, (viz) 



The Diary of Jabcz Fitch, Jr. 59 



I st Because I have a Family of my own to support which I Judge 
need my Labour more than M r Wight & his Family does at present. 
[I st Timy s th 8 th ] 

2 nd Because there is several poor Families in y e plais which are 
more perfect objects of Charity, therefore I Judge it my Duty to help 
them sooner (if I were able) than the Rev d M r Wight. 

3 rd M r Wight has got one Idle Son at least, to maintain, & has also 
got a Teem of his own, which together might get his wood, and be 
more Honourary to his Family and the Society, and les prejudisial 
to some perticular Family, in the plais who have more Pride and 
Ambition, than welth Judgment and good Consideration. 

Therefore I contlude from the foregoing Reasons (and many 
others which might be colected) that tis better for such poor men as 
myself and some others in the Neighbourhood to stay at home and 
do their own work, than to neglect their own Business to procure the 
Esteem of the Clergy &c 

ye 20 th I met again with the Select men at Esq r Tracy's where 
M r Adams had his Tryal for not Departing the Town &c — A Boy was 
Bound to Eben r Fillmore & several other pieses of Business was Tran- 
sacted, coming home I sold my Mair to M r Kinsman of Newent & I 
came home a foot. 

ye 31st j was at t jj e p U bij c fc sa j e { ye Estate of Benj n Andrus Ju r 
Dece d James Avery Bought y e Land and Buildings at £15.5.0 &c 

Feb r 1765 . y e 2 nd M r Williams and I mov'd Jos h Randal's Goods 
into Bro r Pelatiah's House. 

Sund: y« 3 rd I hear'd M r Wight from Psalm 119 th 96 th 

y* 4 th I spent cheefiy in making a path into the great Swomp. 
Toard night Bro r Baily came here, and in the Evening I went with 
him to Meeting down at Capt : Giddings's where I hear'd an Excelent 
Discorse from Hebrews 11 th 28 th by M r Johnson. Bro r Baly came 
home and staid with us this Night. 

ye 5th j n the Morning Bro r Baly went away — This Day I went up 
to Asa Ede's and got my shoes Tap'd, se M r Hilliard and Alpheus Jones 
there &c. 

ye 6th j help'd Gid n Haskel and Benj n get som Sla crooks — Last 
night Jos h Randal came home from Norwich Goal &c. 

y* 7 th Bro r Elisha help'd me Chop down in Haskill's Woods. 

Sund: y« 10 th I heard M r Wight from Psalm 97 th I st 

ye X gth j W ent to a Select men's Meeting at Esq r Tracy's where I 
hear'd of the Deaths of Elisha Huntington and a Child of Jere h Kins- 
man's, who were both Buried this Day — I This Day also toock of a 
Coppy of y e List of this Society in order for making a Rate, for which 
service I had the Ride of a Horse of M r Richards's &c. I cros'd the 
River going & coming on y e Ice. 

Feb: 13 th 1765. J. F. 
( To be continued) 



60 Applications for Membership 



APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE 

MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF 

MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Eligibility 

Every male or female descendant, over eighteen years of age, of 
any passenger in the Mayflower on the voyage which ended at Plym- 
outh on December 26, 1620, is eligible to membership in this Society. 
[A list of the Passengers will be found on the next page.] 

Every application for membership must be made on a "Pre- 
liminary Application" blank provided by the Society. Such appli- 
cation must bear the autograph signatures of the candidate and of 
two members of this Society who must vouch for the applicant 

The sum of ten dollars ($10.00), to cover the Entrance Fee and 
the Annual Dues for the current fiscal year, must be deposited with the 
Secretary when the Preliminary Application is filed. 

After the Membership Committee has approved a Preliminary 
Application the Pedigree Papers are issued. If the Pedigree Papers 
are not filled out in duplicate and filed with the Secretary within 
six months after the approval of the Preliminary Application such 
approval becomes void. 

After the pedigree has been examined by the Historian the appli- 
cation is laid before the Board of Assistants, who vote upon it by 
secret ballot, and two negative votes reject. 

Entrance Fee and Annual Dues 

The Entrance Fee is five dollars. 

The Annual Dues of all members elected after 28 March, 1912, 
are five dollars, payable at the time of election and on the first day 
of March in each year; and all such members who have paid their 
dues for the fiscal year receive the Society's quarterly magazine, 
"The Mayflower Descendant," for such fiscal year without further 
charge. 

The Society's monthly magazine, "Pilgrim Notes and Queries/' 
is sent free to all members. 

Members elected in the months of December, January and Febru- 
ary are not required to pay annual dues on the first day of March 
next ensuing. 

The payment at one time of the sum of one hundred dollars 
exempts the member so paying from all future annual dues, and 
constitutes him a Life Member. All Life Members receive both 
"The Mayflower Descendant" and "Pilgrim Notes and Queries" 
without extra charsre. 



. The Mayflower Passengers 



61 



THE MAYFLOWER PASSENGERS 

There were only one hundred and four (104) Mayflower Passen- 
gers. Every one of them is included in the two lists following. 
There "were no other passengers. 

[The 49 Passengers from Whom Descent Can Be Proved] 



John 1 Alden 
Isaac 1 Allerton 

wife Mary 

daughter Mary* 

daughter Remember* 
John 1 Billington 

wife Eleanor 

son Francis 2 
William 1 Bradford 
William 1 Brewster 

wife Mary 

son Love 2 
Peter 1 Brown 
James 1 Chilton 

wife 

daughter Mary 2 
Francis 1 Cooke 

son John 2 



Edward 1 Doty 
Francis 1 Eaton 

wife Sarah 

son Samuel 2 
Edward 1 Fuller 

wife 

son Samuel 2 
Dr. Samuel 1 Fuller 
Stephen 1 Hopkins 

2d wife, Elizabeth 

son Gyles 2 
(by 1st wife) 

daughter Constance 2 
(by 1st wife) 
John 1 Howland 
William 1 Mullins 

wife Alice 

daughter Priscilla 2 



Degory 1 Priest 
Thomas 1 Rogers 

son Joseph 2 
Henry 1 Samson 
George 1 Soule 
Myles 1 Standish" 
John 1 Tilley 

wife 

daughter Elizabeth* 
Richard 1 Warren 
William 1 White 

wife Susanna 

son Resolved 2 

son Peregrine* 
Edward 1 Winslow 



[The 55 Passengers from Whom We Cannot Prove Descent] 



Bartholomew 2 Allerton 
John Allerton 
John 2 Billington 
Dorothy Bradford 

(1st wife of William 1 ) 
Wrestling* Brewster 
Richard Britteridge 
William Butten 
Robert Carter 
John Carver 
Katharine Carver 

(wife of John) 
Maid servant of the 

Carvers 
Richard Clarke 
Humility Cooper 
John 1 Crackston 

son John 2 

Ely 

Thomas English 



Moses Fletcher 
Richard Gardiner 
John Goodman 
William Holbeck 
John Hooke 
Damaris 2 Hopkins 
Oceanus 2 Hopkins 
John Langmore 
William Latham 
Edward Leister 
Edmund Margeson 
Christopher Martin 

wife 

Desire Minter 
Ellen More 
Jasper More 
Richard More 
[a boy] More 
Joseph 2 Mullins 
Solomon Prower 



John Rigdale 

wife Alice 
Rose Standish 

( 1st wife of Myles 1 ) 
Elias Story 
Edward Thomson 
Edward Tilley 

wife Ann 
Thomas 1 Tinker 

wife 



son 



William Trevore 
Tohn 1 Turner 



son 
son 



Roger Wilder 
Thomas Williams 
Elizabeth Winslow 

( 1st wife of Edward 1 ) 
Gilbert Winslow 



62 Register of Minor Children 



REGISTER OF MINOR CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, 

NEPHEWS AND NIECES OF MEMBERS OF THE 

SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

{Continued from page 38) 

[Membership in the Society of Mayflower Descendants is limited 
to persons over eighteen years of age, and we have frequently been 
urged to devise some plan for registering younger children, both for 
permanent record as a part of the "Mayflower Genealogies" which 
we have been compiling for many years, and for the purpose of mak- 
ing it easier for such children to become members of the Society, when 
they reach the required age. 

We have, therefore, established a registry of the children, under 
eighteen years of age, of members of the Society of Mayflower De- 
scendants. Members of all State Societies may register their children 
on payment, strictly in advance, of a fee of one dollar for each child, 
to cover the expense of recording and card indexing, and of printing 
in this department. The names of children registered will be printed, 
unless we are requested not to print them. 

Minor children of deceased members may be registered by any 
other member of the Society. 

A member of any State Society of Mayflower Descendants may 
register a minor grandchild, or a minor nephew or niece, if the child's 
father or mother, through whom the Mayflower descent is claimed, 
died without becoming a member of the Society. 

The full name, place of birth and date of birth must be given for 
each child to be registered, also the name of the State Society of which 
the parent is a member. If both parents are members, the fact should 
be stated. 

Minor children of living parents who are eligible to membership 
in the Society, but have not become members, cannot be registered in 
this department. They may, however, be recorded, for the same fee, 
in our Registry of Non-Members, which will include non-members of 
all ages.] 

[Register of Minor Children] 

Mrs. Edgar H. Bristol, Mass. 1140: a daughter, Gertrude Rexford 
Bristol, born 24 July, 1897, at Naugatuck, Conn.; a daughter, 
Marion Rexford Bristol, born 21 March, 1899, at Naugatuck, 
Conn.; a daughter, Eleanor Rexford Bristol, born 2 July, 1900, 
at Naugatuck, Conn. ; a daughter, Justine Rexford Bristol, born 
10 February, 1906, at Naugatuck, Conn. 



Family Records 63 

FAMILY RECORDS 

{Continued from Vol. II, page 39) 

Many private records of births, marriages and deaths, in bibles, 
diaries, almanacs, account books, on loose sheets of paper, or on 
samplers, have been lost or destroyed. Many others have been inaccu- 
rately copied by different writers, causing much confusion. 

In order to secure accurate copies of such records, and to prevent 
the possibility of their total loss, it is important that they should be 
photographed, and copies presented to the Massachusetts Society 
of Mayflower Descendants, for use in compiling "The Mayflower 
Genealogies." 

If the owners of such private records will present photographs to 
this Society, copies of the entries will be printed in this magazine. 



A Cooke Record 

The following records are from a bible printed at Edinburgh, 
Scotland, in 1796, by Mark and Charles Kerr. The bible is now owned 
by a member of this Society, Miss Mary E. Partridge, of Claremont, 
N. H., daughter of Mary E. B. Cooke, and granddaughter of Godfrey 1 
Cooke (John, Paul 5 , John*, Caleb 9 , Jacob 2 , Francis 1 ), born 22 July, 
1780. The records were written on a fly-leaf at the end of the book, 
and the days of the week were added on the next leaf. 

A careful copy of the records follows. 

"Godfrey Cooke born July 22 nd 1780 
Abigail Cooke born Dec I st 1786 
Catharine M Cooke born July 25 1805 
Henry H Cooke born Dec 4 th 1808 
George Cook born June 13 th 1814 — Died July 29 th 1818 
Helen M. Cook born Sept 13 th 1816 
George F. Cooke born July 16 th 1820 
Mary Elizabeth B. Cooke Born . June 10 th 1827" 

"CM. C born Thursday 
H H. C Sunday 

G C. Monday 

H M. C Friday 

G F. C. Sundav 

ME. B.C. born Sunday" 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

Committee on Publication 
Lew C. Hill Alvin P. Johnson 

Stanley W. Smith Frederick Foster 

George Ernest Bowman, Editor 



CONTENTS -APRIL, J9J5 

I. Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society of 

Mayflower Descendants Page 49 

II. Reports from State Societies 52 

III. The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. (Continued) . . 57 

IV. Applications for Membership in the Massachu- 

setts Society of Mayflower Descendants . . 60 

V. The Mayflower Passengers 61 

VI. Register of Minor Children, Grandchildren, Neph- 
ews and Nieces of Members of the Society of 

Mayflower Descendants 62 

VII. Family Records (Continued) . . . . . 63 



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1620 mesmts 1920 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

GEORGE ERNEST BOWMAN, Editor 

Published by the 

Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants 

53 Mount Vernon Street, Boston 

VoL m MAY, J9J5 No. 5 



OFFICIAL NOTICES OF THE MASSACHUSETTS 
SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Special Business Meeting, 2 June, 191 5 

In accordance with a vote of the Board of Assistants, notice is 
hereby given that a Special Business Meeting of the Massachusetts 
Society of Mayflower Descendants will be held at the Society's 
Rooms, 53 Mt. Vernon St., Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, 2 June, 
1915, at three o'clock in the afternoon, to consider proposed amend- 
ments to the constitution of the General Society of Mayflower 
Descendants; and to transact such other business as may properly 
come before the meeting. 

Refreshments will be served by the Committee on At Home Days, 
at the close of the business meeting. 

Seventh General Congress, 6 September, 191 5 

The Seventh General Congress of the General Society of May- 
flower Descendants will be held at Plymouth, Mass., on Monday. 
6 September, 1915. No program has yet been received from the 

65 



66 Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society 

General Society Officers. A special notice will be sent to each 
member later. 

The regular meetings of the General Congress are held at 
Plymouth every third year, on the sixth of September. 

Donations to the Library and Cabinet 

From Mrs. William J. Young, Jr.: "The Ancestry of Katharine 
Choate Paul now Mrs. William J. Young, Jr." 

From Mrs. Lilla Briggs Sampson, the compiler: "The Sampson 
Family." [This book does not take up the Samson families of 
Plymouth Colony. — Editor.] 

From Mr. Walter S. Allerton: "Bulletin of the Society of May- 
flower Descendants in the State of New York No. 4." 

From Mr. Arthur C. Walworth: Two Photographs of the May- 
flower Tablets on the pier at Plymouth, England. 

Additional Cash Gifts Received 

In addition to the cash gifts for the Society's work acknowledged 
in our March issue, gifts to the amount of fifty-eight dollars ($58.00) 
have been received from members of the Massachusetts Society, as 
follows: Dr. L. D. R. Atkinson, Mr. Decatur Axtell, Mr. Alexis E. 
Frye, Miss Mary A. Todd, Mrs. John J. Wood, Miss Adeline C. 
Young. 

The total amount acknowledged in the March issue should have 
been $1,041.00, not $1,039.00. 



Charles Hatch died at New York, N. Y., 4 April, 191 5. Mr. Hatch 
was elected a life member of this Society, 27 August, 1914. He 
was a descendant of Edward Doty and Richard Warren. His 
membership ^number was 1309. 

Hon. Curtis Guild died 6 April, 191 5, at Boston, Mass. Mr. Guild 
was a life member of this Society, and was elected 19 November, 
1909. He was descended from John Howland. His membership 
number was 1092. 

Horace Sargent Bacon died at Lowell, Mass., on 8 April, 1915. He 
was a descendant of John Alden in three lines, and was elected 
a member of this Society on 15 June, 1896, his membership 
number being 43. 

Mrs. Albert O. Smith died at Boston, Mass., on 16 April, 1915. 
Mrs. Smith was elected a member of this Society on 16 January, 
1905. She was a descendant of Stephen Hopkins. Her member- 
ship number was 876. 



Depositions in the Superior Court Files 67 

Members Elected 
April 28, 191 5. 

1350. Mrs. Arthur Dunton Perry, Boston, Mass., ninth from 

Edward Doty. 

1351. Mrs. Will Bernard Howe, Concord, N. H., ninth from Isaac 1 

Allerton, eighth from Mary 2 Allerton. 

1352. Mrs. Robert Lee Randolph, Alexandria, La., ninth from 

William Brewster. 

1353. Miss Alice Evelyn Dacy, Boston, Mass., eighth from John 

Alden. 

1354. Mrs. George Franklin Floyd, Winthrop, Mass., tenth from 

John Alden. 

Supplemental Lines Accepted 
April, 1915. 

1325. Miss Mary E. Partridge, eighth from Stephen Hopkins. 
1349. Arthur D. Perry, eighth from Francis Eaton; eighth from 
John Howland (in two lines). 

Attest: George Ernest Bowman, 

Secretary. 



DEPOSITIONS IN THE SUPERIOR COURT FILES 

With Notes by the Editor 

The old files of the Superior Court, in the Suffolk County Court 
House, Boston, contain many papers relating to Plymouth County 
cases, including many depositions which give important genealogical 
data. 

Among the papers filed in connection with a suit about a watch, 
in 1680, between Rev. John Cotton, of Plymouth, and Ralph Powell, 
of Marshfield, are depositions by Jabez 2 Howland (John 1 ), Joseph 
Bartlett 3 (Mary 2 Warren, Richard 1 ), Samuel Arnold and William 
Clarke, giving the approximate ages of the deponents. 

Especial attention is called to the deposition of Jabez 2 Howland, 
which indicates that he was born about 1644. 

I The deposition of Jabez 2 Howland is here printed in full, and the 

statements in regard to the ages of the others are appended. 

The deposition of Robert Cushman 4 (Thomas' , Mary 2 Allerton, 
Isaac 1 ), which was called to my attention by Mr. Stanley W. Smith, 
will interest descendants of Capt. Joseph 2 Howland (John 1 ). There 
are two copies of this deposition in the files. 



68 Depositions in the Superior Court Files 



[Jabez 2 Howland — 1680] 

"Jabez Howland aged . 36 . yeares or thereabouts testifieth that 
some time the last winter in the year . 79 . m r John Cotton Senior of 
the Town of Plimouth . and Ralph Powell of the town of Marshfeild 
being at my house, I the deponent heard s d Cotton demand of s d 
Powell a Silver watch which watch hee the s d Cotton said that hee 
the s d Powell unjustly detained from him; but said Powell did 
refuse to deliver any, and said that hee had no watch of the said 
Cotton, further Saith not: 

Taken upon Oath . by Jabez Howland abovementioned . the . 19 . 
of July . 1680 . before me 

Will. Bradford Assistant in the Govern^ of N. Plimouth 

Copia Vera: attest r I: Addington Cl r " 

[Bartlett — Arnold — Clarke — 1680] 

Other depositions in the case of Cotton vs. Powell were made as 
follows : 

On 12 July, 1680, by "William Clarke aged . 44 . yeares or there- 
abouts" before William Bradford, Assistant. 

On 17 July, 1680, by "Joseph Bartlett aged . 41 . yeares or 
th[erabouts]" before William Bradford, Assistant. 

In July, 1680 [the day of the month was omitted], by "Samuel 
Arnold Seni: aged about . 58 . y[eares] " before Governor Josiah 
Winslow. 

[Cushman — Howland — Southworth] 

"Robert Cushman upwards of Eighty three years of age testifieth 
and saith that he well remembers Captain Joseph Howland & 
Elizabeth his Wife which said Elizabeth was the only Child & Daugh- 
ter of Captain Thomas Southworth and y* after the said Cap 1 
Southworths Death his widdow lived some time with her said 
Daughter and son in Law at Plimouth and I remember the said 
Joseph and Elizabeths son namely Thomas Howland Father to 
Consider Howland now of Plimouth and that he was the eldest son 
of the said Joseph and Elizabeth and I Belive the only Son they 
had before Captain Southworths Death 

Robert Cushman 

Plimouth sc. June 14 th 1750 The Deposition of Robert Cushman 
in perpetuan rei memoriam was taken Before us the subscribers two 
of his majesties Justices of said County Quorum unus 

Nicholas Sever 
Robert Brown 
Copy Exam d V Edward Winslow Cler" 



Register of Minor Children 69 



REGISTER OF MINOR CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, 

NEPHEWS AND NIECES OF MEMBERS OF THE 

SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

{Continued from page 62) 

[Membership in the Society of Mayflower Descendants is limited 
to persons over eighteen years of age, and we have frequently been 
urged to devise some plan for registering younger children, both for 
permanent record as a part of the "Mayflower Genealogies" which 
we have been compiling for many years, and for the purpose of mak- 
ing it easier for such children to become members of the Society, when 
they reach the required age. 

We have, therefore, established a registry of the children, under 
eighteen years of age, of members of the Society of Mayflower De- 
scendants. Members of all State Societies may register their children 
on payment, strictly in advance, of a fee of one dollar for each child, 
to cover the expense of recording and card indexing, and of printing 
in this department. The names of children registered will be printed, 
unless we are requested not to print them. 

Minor children of deceased members may be registered by any 
other member of the Society. 

A member of any State Society of Mayflower Descendants may 
register a minor grandchild, or a minor nephew or niece, if the child's 
father or mother, through whom the Mayflower descent is claimed, 
died without becoming a member of the Society. 

The full name, place of birth and date of birth must be given for 
each child to be registered, also the name of the State Society of which 
the parent is a member. If both parents are members, the fact should 
be stated. 

Minor children of living parents who are eligible to membership 
in the Society, but have not become members, cannot be registered in 
this department. They may, however, be recorded, for the same fee, 
in our Registry of Non-Members, which will include non-members of 
all ages.] 

[Register of Minor Children] 

Alexis E. Frye, Mass. 1120: a daughter. Pearl Eliot Frye, born 
31 October, 1901, at Highlands, Calif., died 2y January, 1903. 
at Cambridge, Mass. ; a son, Frank Brewster Frye, born 
10 September, 1904, at Cambridge, Mass. ; a son, Charles Frye, 
born 9 March, 1907, at Highlands, Calif., died 12 March. 1907, 
at Highlands, Calif.; a daughter. Carmen Frye, born 3 Decem- 
ber, 1910, at Highlands, Calif. 



70 Reports from State Societies 

Mrs. George F. Floyd, Mass. 1354: a daughter, Evelyn Atherton 
Floyd, born 8 February, 1900, at Winthrop, Mass.; a son, 
Howard Whitman Floyd, born 1 August, 1909, at Winthrop, 
Mass. 



REPORTS FROM STATE SOCIETIES 

CALIFORNIA SOCIETY 

Members Elected 
January 29, 1915. 
169. Ivan Mortimer Linforth, Ph.D., Berkeley, Calif., tenth from 

Henry Samson. 
Mrs. William Owen Jones, Upland, Calif., eighth from John 

Alden. 
Miss Elizabeth Harriet Jones, Upland, Calif., ninth from John 

Alden. 
Winsor Dornin Wilkinson, Berkeley, Calif., tenth from Myles 

Standish. 
Miss Dorothy Wilkinson, Berkeley, Calif., eleventh from John 

Alden. 
Russell Whitman, Berkeley, Calif., eighth from John Alden. 
Julian Carter Whitman, Sacramento, Calif., ninth from 

William 1 Brewster, eighth from Love 2 Brewster. 
Alfred Yale Soule, Los Angeles, Calif., eighth from George 

Soule. 
Mrs. Bela Northcutt Barnes, Marietta, Ga., eighth from 

George Soule. 
Mrs. Louis Findlay Monteagle, Berkeley, Calif., eighth from 

Richard Warren. 
Mrs. Alveron Rigsbee, Arlington, Ind., eighth from John 

Howland. 
Mrs. Albert Wallace Crites, Chadron, Nebr., eighth from John 

Alden. 
Edwin Darling Crites, Chadron, Nebr., ninth from John Alden. 
Mrs. Donald McMillan, Los Angeles, Calif., ninth from John 

Alden. 
April 16, 1915. 

183. Airs. William Wise Winslow, Indianapolis, Ind., ninth from 

Isaac 1 Allerton, eighth from Mary 2 Allerton. 

184. Walker Wise Winslow, Brazil, Ind., tenth from Isaac 1 Allerton, 

ninth from Mary 2 Allerton. 

185. Ernest Ransome Percy, Oakland, Calif., tenth from James 1 

Chilton, ninth from Mary 2 Chilton. 



170 

171 

172 

173 

174 
175 

176 

177 
178 
179 
180 

181 

182 



Reports from State Societies 7 1 

186. Arlie L. Rigsbee, Indianapolis, Ind., ninth from John Howland 

187. Miss Vera Talbot, San Mateo, Calif., tenth from Richard 

Warren. 

188. Miss Rhoda Macy Worth, Greensboro, N. C, eighth from John 

Howland. 

189. Edwin Norman Chaney, M.D., Pasadena, Calif., eighth from 

John Alden. # 

190. Mrs. Herbert Edgar Murkett, Redlands, Calif., eighth from 

John Alden. 

191. D wight Timothy Smith, Virginia City, Nev., eighth from 

Stephen 1 Hopkins, seventh from Constance 2 Hopkins. 

192. Miss Margaret Sophronia Smith, Berkeley, Calif., eighth from 

Stephen 1 ' Hopkins, seventh from Constance 2 Hopkins. 

193. Mrs. Alvah Newton Flinn, Los Angeles, Calif., tenth from 

Isaac 1 Allerton, ninth from Remember 2 Allerton. 

194. Mrs. Eugene Carroll Webster, Los Angeles, Calif., tenth from 

Isaac 1 Allerton, ninth from Remember 2 Allerton. 

195. Miss Leila lone Webster, Los Angeles, Calif., eleventh from 

Isaac 1 Allerton, tenth from Remember 2 Allerton. 

196. Edward Alden Beals, Portland, Ore., eighth from John Alden. 

197. Mrs. George Bruenen Miller, Burlingame, Calif., tenth from 

William Brewster. 

198. Mrs. Frank Soule, Oakland, Calif., tenth from William 

Brewster. 

199. Henry Douglas Bacon Soule, Oakland, Calif., eleventh from 

William Brewster. 

200. Miss Carrie Jenny Bacon, Oakland, Calif., tenth from William 

Brewster. 

201. David Worth Dennis, Richmond, Ind., seventh from John 

Howland. 

202. William Henry Hubbard, Indianapolis, Ind., eighth from John 

Alden. 

203. Mrs. Evert McLellan Thompson, Indianapolis, Ind., eighth 

from John Alden. 

204. Lyman Hubbard Thompson, Indianapolis, Ind., ninth from 

John Alden. 

205. Miss Ruth Elizabeth Thompson, Indianapolis, Ind., ninth from 

John Alden. 

206. Francis Mylon Redfield. Albany, Ore., eighth from John Alden. 

207. Charles Montieth Redfield, Deschutes, Ore., ninth from John 

Alden. 

208. Edward Earl Case, Redlands, Calif., ninth from William 

Brewster. 



72 Reports from State Societies 

CONNECTICUT SOCIETY 

Members Elected 
March 2, 191 5. 

361. Herbert Warren Snow, New Haven, Conn., ninth from 

Stephen 1 Hopkins, eighth from Constance 2 Hopkins. 

362. Mrs. George Baker Newton, Hartford, Conn., ninth from 

John Howland. 

363. Mrs. Edwin Myron Bixby, Poultney, Vt., ninth from Edward 1 

Fuller, eighth from Samuel 2 Fuller. 

364. Mrs. Edward Gardner Hart, Hartford, Conn., ninth from 

Richard Warren. 

365. Miss Julia Arethusa Graves, Hartford, Conn., eighth from 

John Howland. 

366. Mrs. William Edward Webb, Wilton, Conn., eighth from 

James 1 Chilton, seventh from Wary 2 Chilton. 

367. George Sumner Merritt, Hartford, Conn., ninth from John 

Howland. 

368. George Prescott Merritt, Hartford, Conn., tenth from John 

Howland. 

369. Miss Addie Avery Thomas, Groton, Conn., tenth from William 

Brewster. 

370. Miss Rachel Larrabee, Groton, Conn., ninth from William 

Brewster. 

371. Miss Betsey Barber Larrabee, Groton, Conn., ninth from 

William Brewster. 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SOCIETY 

Members Elected 
January 19, 1915. 

311. Miss Ella Whilldin, Washington, D. C, ninth from John 

Howland. 

312. Mrs. Pierce Phillip Cregar, St. Petersburg, Fla., eleventh from 

William Brewster. 
March 16, 1915. 

313. Mrs. Henry Benjamin Patten, Washington, D. C, ninth from 

William Bradford. 

314. Ernest Lester Jones, Washington, D. C, ninth from William 1 

Brewster, eighth from Love 2 Brewster. 
April 20, 1915. 

315. Mrs. Grattan Smiley Foley, Gothenburg, Nebr., tenth from 

Richard Warren. 

316. Mrs. Alexander Bowman Chandler, Burlington, Vt., eighth 

from John Howland. 






Reports from State Societies 73 

ILLINOIS SOCIETY 

Members Elected 
February 10, 191 5. 

179. Mrs. James Monroe Merica, Tuscola, 111., ninth from John 
j Howland. 

180. Mrs. Samuel James Smith, Chicago, 111., eighth from William 

Bradford. 

KANSAS SOCIETY 

Member Elected 
March 31, 1915. 

23.. Mrs. Alfred Segar Ambler, Topeka, Kan., ninth from William 1 
Brewster, eighth from Love 2 Brewster. 

MICHIGAN SOCIETY 

Members Elected 
April 21, 1915. 

64. Mrs. Louis Buhl King, Detroit, Mich., ninth from Richard 
Warren. 

65. Frederick George Bates, Detroit, Mich., eighth from Peter 
Brown. 

NEW YORK SOCIETY 

Members Elected 
January 6, 1915. 

1 128. James Stewart Cushman, New York, N. Y., ninth from 
• Isaac 1 Allerton, eighth from Mary 2 Allerton. 

February 3, 191 5. 

1 129. Edward Paul Serrell, Pearl River, N. Y., tenth from William 
Brewster. 

1 1 30. Harrison Serrell, Pearl River, N. Y., tenth from William 
Brewster. 

March 3, 1915. 

1 131. Mrs. Gustav Dannreuther, New York, N. Y., ninth from 
Thomas Rogers. 

1 132. Martin Taylor Dannreuther, New York, N. Y., tenth from 
Thomas Rogers. 

April 7, 1915. 

1 133. Mrs. James Guyon Clark, 2d, Dongan Hills, Staten Island, 
N. Y., ninth from Thomas Rogers. 

1 134. Mrs. Henry Martin McDewell, New York, N. Y., seventh 
from George Soule. 

1 135. Mrs. David Oliphant Haynes, New York, N. Y., eighth from 
John Howland. 



74 Reports from State Societies 

1 136. John Denison Champlin, Jr., New York, N. Y., tenth from 

John Howland. 

1 137. Miss Elizabeth Almy Slade, New York, N. Y., eighth from 

Richard Warren. 

OHIO SOCIETY 

Members Elected 
February 23, 1915. 

90. Mrs. Joseph Konns Pollock, Cincinnati, O., tenth from Richard 

Warren. 

91. Mrs. David Andrew Fraser, Cincinnati, O., seventh from John 

Alden. 

92. Mrs. Lowell Fletcher Hobart, Milford, O., tenth from John 

Alden. 

PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY 

Members Elected 
March 6, 1915. 

228. Mrs. Charles Bowman Baeder, Philadelphia, Pa., seventh from 

John Howland. 

229. Mrs. Charles Clayton Lister, Jr., St. Davids, Pa., eighth from 

John Howland. 

230. William George Grange, Philadelphia, Pa., eighth from John 

Howland. 

RHODE ISLAND SOCIETY 

Member Elected 
April 14, 191 5. 

124. Edward Douglas Pearce, Providence, R. I., ninth from John 
Alden. 

WASHINGTON SOCIETY 

Member Elected 
April 12, 1915. 

22. James Kenneth Llewellyan Mitchell, Olympia, Wash., ninth 
from Isaac 1 Allerton, eighth from Mary 2 Allerton. 



, Hie Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 75 

THE DIARY OF JABEZ FITCH, JR. 

{Continued from page jg) 

Mt. 28.— Feb r 1765. 

ye j^th j wen t up to the Widd w Tracy's to se David Mc-lain who 
is there sick of a Consumtion, and like to be chargeble to the Town. 

ye 15th j W ent to Pauquatanock with a Teem and Brought Eunice 
Brown with her Family and Goods, and put them in to Bro r Pelatiah's 
House . I was late home &c. 

ye jgth j se two Chiping Squerrels in the Woods. 

ye 21 st Bro r Elisha help'd me Draw home some Logs &c. 

Sund: y e 24 th I staid at home & read several Excelent Sermons 
of the great M r Whitfield's. 

ye 2 6 th This Day I arrived to the age of 28 years. I went in the 
morning and tender'd a Rate Bill and Warrent to Banajah Fitch (who 
was chose Collector of Town Rates) but he refused to take the Same 
and Shew'd himself very angry beside but however I got away alive 
and well notwithstanding all his Malignity . I went also to Asa Ede's, 
Dan 11 Tracy's, John Deming's, Lieu 1 Gore's, to Fathers & then home. 

About this Time we hear'd of Capt: Adgate's being cast away on 
his Passage home from the West-Indies and his men all Saved tho' 
some of em lay a great while on the Wreck. 

ye 27th I went to Town to meet the Select Men . I set out to go 
through Newent but the Conoe being on y e othe side y* Rever, & 
nobody to fetch me over I was Oblidged to go down the River to y e 
Bridge. As I came home I was in at Eben r Fitch's to Enquire about 
an old Mare &c, and then I went and warn'd old Goodda Polla out 
of Town. 

ye 28 th I went to look on an old Mare of Asa Ede's 

March I st Doc r Perkins was here . This Evening I was at M r 
Richards's and help'd him make a Society Rate. 

Sund : y e 3 rd I staid at home and read some more of M r Whitefield's 
Sermons — a very Rainy Day . In y e Evening I wated down to the 
Widd w Choats & got some Alloes for Darius. 

ye ^th j wen t to the Landing to se M r Fitch, like a Fool, but I 
bought a Fish & came home in the Evening. 

y e 5 th In the Morning I was down to Sam 11 Ellis's &c — This Day 
ye R ev d y[v Wight's Wife Died of the Dropsey. 

ye ^th j we nt very sly up to the Widd w Palmer's &c. In the after- 
noon I was at the Funeral of M rs Wight where I heard M r Lord from 
Philip :4 th 11 th 

y e 7 I was over at Town on some Business with the Select Men — 
and was also at Town Meeting where the principle Dispute was be- 
tween M r Isaac Tracy and Lieu 1 Breed conserning a propos'd Highway 
at the Landing. 

(To be continued) 



76 



Family Records 



GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH 

For some years a large proportion of the expense of the Massa- 
chusetts Society's research work has been defrayed by the fees for 
genealogical investigations made in behalf of members and non- 
members. 

Every such investigation adds valuable material to the Society's 
collection of data for "The Mayflower Genealogies/' and the person 
who pays for a search has the advantage not only of the Society's 
unequalled accumulation of material (much of which has been card 
indexed), but also of the Editor's familiarity with the records and the 
families of the Old Colony territory. 

All fees for investigations are added to the Massachusetts Soci- 
ety's Colonial Research Account, and are used exclusively in extend- 
ing its work of identifying the descendants, in all lines, both male 
and female, of all the Mayflower Passengers. 



NO ISSUES JUNE TO SEPTEMBER INCLUSIVE 

Subscribers are reminded that "Pilgrim Notes and Queries" will 
not be issued for the months of June, July, August and September. 
Our next issue will be for the month of October, 1915. 



FAMILY RECORDS 

{Continued from page 63) 

Many private records of births, marriages and deaths, in bibles, 
diaries, almanacs, account books, on loose sheets of paper, or on 
samplers, have been lost or destroyed. Many others have been inaccu- 
rately copied by different writers, causing much confusion. 

In order to secure accurate copies of such records, and to prevent 
the possibility of their total loss, it is important that they should be 
photographed, and copies presented to the Massachusetts Society 
of Mayflower Descendants, for use in compiling "The Mayflower 
Genealogies." 

If the owners of such private records will present photographs to 
this Society, copies of the entries will be printed in this magazine. 



Title Page and Indexes 77 

An Alden Record 

The following records are from a copy of the first volume of 
"A Dictionary of the Holy Bible .... By John Brown, Minister" 
printed at Philadelphia, in 1798, and now owned by Mr. George L. 
Dacy of Boston, son of the Prudence Alden whose birth is given in 
the record. The births are on a fly-leaf, and the days of the week, 
with the deaths of the parents, are on the opposite page. 

A careful copy of the entries follows. 

"Joseph Alden Born September 14 y 1767 
Joanna Macomber B: August 20 y 1769 
Betsey Alden B : July 1 : y 1796 
Lucy S Alden B : August 19 : y : 1798 
Joanna Alden B : April 17 y 1801 
Joseph Alden J un B July 18: y 1803 
Mary* M Alden B September 22 : y 1807 
Prudence Alden B August 23 y 181 1 
Elmina Alden July 1 y 1814 
Joann Alden died the 29 fo October 1827 aged 25 years" 



'Born those Days of the weeks 


J: 


A monday 


T: 


M: Sunday 


B 


A: Friday 


L 


A Sunday 


J: 


A Friday 


J: 


A: J: Monday 


P. 


A Tusday 


M 


: A Friday 


E 


A Friday 



Joana Alden died the, 18, of, Feb 185 1 aged 81 years 
Joseph Alden died the 21 of April aged 83 years" 



A TITLE PAGE AND INDEXES FOR VOLUME E 

A title page for Volume II of "Pilgrim Notes and Queries," with 
an Index of Subjects, a full-name Index of Persons, and an Index of 
Places, will be mailed to any address on receipt of fifty cents. Post- 
age stamps in denominations of ten cents or less will be accepted in 
payment. 

* " Mary " has been written over " Polly ". 



7« 



Applications for Membership 



APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE 

MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF 

MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Eligibility 

Every male or female descendant, over eighteen years of age, of 
any passenger in the Mayflower on the voyage which ended at Plym- 
outh on December 26, 1620, is eligible to membership in this Society. 
[A list of the Passengers will be found on the next page.] 

Every application for membership must be made on a "Pre- 
liminary Application" blank provided by the Society. Such appli- 
cation must bear the autograph signatures of the candidate and of 
two members of this Society who must vouch for the applicant. 

The sum of ten dollars ($10.00), to cover the Entrance Fee and 
the Annual Dues for the current fiscal year, must be deposited with the 
Secretary when the Preliminary Application is filed. 

After the Membership Committee has approved a Preliminary 
Application the Pedigree Papers are issued. If the Pedigree Papers 
are not filled out in duplicate and filed with the Secretary within 
six months after the approval of the Preliminary Application such 
approval becomes void. 

After the pedigree has been examined by the Historian the appli- 
cation is laid before the Board of Assistants, who vote upon it by 
secret ballot, and two negative votes reject. 



Entrance Fee and Annual Dues 

The Entrance Fee is five dollars. 

The Annual Dues of all members elected after 28 March, 1912, 
are five dollars, payable at the time of election and on the first day 
of March in each year; and all such members who have paid their 
dues for the fiscal year receive the Society's quarterly magazine, 
"The Mayflower Descendant," for such fiscal year without further 
charge. 

The Society's monthly magazine, "Pilgrim Notes and Queries," 
is sent free to all members. 

Members elected in the months of December, January and Febru- 
ary are not required to pay annual dues on the first day of March 
next ensuing. 

The payment at one time of the sum of one hundred dollars 
exempts the member so paying from all future annual dues, and 
constitutes him a Life Member. All Life Members receive both 
"The Mayflower Descendant" and "Pilgrim Notes and Queries" 
without extra charge. 



The Mayflower Passengers 



79 



THE MAYFLOWER PASSENGERS 

There were only one hundred and four (104) Mayflower Passen- 
gers. Every one of them is included in the two lists following. 
There were no other passengers. 

[The 49 Passengers from Whom Descent Can Be Proved] 



John 1 Alden 
Isaac 1 Allerton 

wife Mary 

daughter Mary 2 

daughter Remember 
John 1 Billington 

wife Eleanor 

son Francis 2 
William 1 Bradford 
William 1 Brewster 

wife Mary 

son Love 2 
Peter 1 Brown 
James 1 Chilton 

wife 

daughter Mary 2 
Francis 1 Cooke 

son John 2 



Edward 1 Doty 
Francis 1 Eaton 

wife Sarah 

son Samuel 2 
Edward 1 Fuller 

wife 

son Samuel 2 
Dr. Samuel 1 Fuller 
Stephen 1 Hopkins 

2d wife, Elizabeth 

son Gyles 2 
(by 1st wife) 

daughter Constance 2 
(by 1st wife) 
John 1 Howland 
William 1 Mullins 

wife Alice 

daughter Priscilla 2 



Degory 1 Priest 
Thomas 1 Rogers 

son Joseph 3 
Henry 1 Samson 
George 1 Soule 
Myles 1 Standish 
John 1 Tilley 

wife 

daughter Elizabeth 2 
Richard 1 Warren 
William 1 White 

wife Susanna 

son Resolved 2 

son Peregrine 2 
Edward 1 Winslow 



[The 55 Passengers from Whom We Cannot Prove Descent] 



Bartholomew 2 Allerton 
John Allerton 
John 2 Billington 
Dorothy Bradford 

( 1 st wife of William 1 ) 
Wrestling 2 Brewster 
Richard Britteridge 
William Butten 
Robert Carter 
John Carver 
Katharine Carver 

(wife of John) 
Maid servant of the 

Carvers 
Richard Clarke 
Humility Cooper 
John 1 Crackston 

son Tohn 2 

-'Ely 

Thomas English 



Moses Fletcher 
Richard Gardiner 
John Goodman 
William Holbeck 
John Hooke 
Damaris 2 Hopkins 
Oceanus 2 Hopkins 
John Langmore 
William Latham 
Edward Leister 
Edmund Margeson 
Christopher Martin 

wife 

Desire Minter 
Ellen More 
Jasper More 
Richard More 
[a boy] More 
Joseph 2 Mullins 
Solomon Prower 



John Rigdale 

wife Alice 
Rose Standish 

( 1 st wife of Myles 1 ) 
Elias Story 
Edward Thomson 
Edward Tilley 

wife Ann 
Thomas 1 Tinker 

wife 



son 



William Trevore 
John 1 Turner 
son 



son 



Roger Wilder 
Thomas Williams 
Elizabeth Winslow 

( 1st wife of Edward 1 ) 
Gilbert Winslow 



Lew C. Hill 
Stanley W. Smith 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

Committee on Publication 

Alvtn P. Johnson 
Frederick Foster 



George Ernest Bowman, Editor 



CONTENTS -MAY, 1915 

I. Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society of 

Mayflower Descendants ..... Page 65 

II. Depositions in the Superior Court Files . . 67 

III. Register of Minor Children, Grandchildren, Neph- 

ews and Nieces of Members of the Society of 

Mayflower Descendants 69 

IV. Reports from State Societies 70 

V. The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. (Continued) . . 75 

VI. Genealogical Research . 76 

VII. No Issues June to September Inclusive ... 76 

VIII. Family Records (Continued) 76 

IX. A Title Page and Indexes ior Vol. II . 77 
X. Applications for Membership in the Massachusetts 

Society of Mayflower Descendants ... 78 

XI. The Mayflower Passengers 79 



"Pilgrim Notes and Queries" is issued monthly (except June, 
July, August and September) by the Massachusetts Society of May- 
flower Descendants, and is sent free to all members of that Society. 



Subscription rates to all who are not members of the Massachu- 
setts Society of Mayflower Descendants: 

"Pilgrim Notes and Queries/' $1.00 per year, strictly in advance. 

Single copies of current issues, 15 cents each. 
"The Mayflower Descendant," $3.00 per year, strictly in advance. 

Single copies of current issues, 75 cents each. 

Special Offer for 1915 

"Pilgrim Notes and Queries," Vol. Ill (1915) f sent to one address 

and J for $3.50, if paid 

"The Mayflower Descendant," Vol. XVII (1915) | strictly in advance 

Remittances must be payable to "Massachusetts Society of May- 
flower Descendants" and should be mailed to the Editor, at the 
Society's Rooms, 53 Mt. Vernon St., Boston, Mass. 

Entered at the Boston, Mass., post office as second class mail matter. 




1620 ms&ZSk, 1920 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

GEORGE ERNEST BOWMAN, Editor 

Published by the 

Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants 

53 Mount Vernon Street, Boston 

Vol. HI OCTOBER, J9J5 No. 6 



SOME MAYFLOWER CHILDREN AND GRANDCHIL- 
DREN WHO HAVE MARRIED INTO OTHER 
MAYFLOWER FAMILIES 

By George Ernest Bowman 

On another page of this issue will be found the names of the one 
hundred and four (104) Mayflower Passengers, arranged in two 
divisions. The first of these divisions contains the names of the 
forty-nine (49) Mayflower Passengers from whom it is now possible 
to prove descent; and the second division contains the names of the 
remaining fifty-five (55) Mayflower Passengers from whom descent 
cannot now be proved. 

All lines of descent from William 1 Mullins are traced through 
his daughter., Priscilla 2 Mullins, who married John 1 Alden; and all 
lines from John 1 Tilley are traced through his daughter, Elizabeth 2 
Tilley, who married John 1 Howland. Consequently, much space, 
time and expense have been saved by eliminating all reference to 
Mullins and Tilley, and beginning such lines with John 1 Alden and 
John 1 Howland, respectively, in compiling "The Mayflower Gene- 
alogies/' and in preparing applications for membership in the Society 
of Mayflower Descendants. 

81 



82 Mayflower Childre?i Married into Mayflower Families 

The forty-nine (49) Mayflower Passengers from whom descent 
can now be proved are, therefore, all represented by twenty-two (22) 
male heads of families; and too much emphasis cannot be put upon 
the statement that, as far as known, every living descendant of a 
Mayflower Passenger is descended from one of these twenty-two 
(22) men. No application for membership in the Society of May- 
flower Descendants can be considered unless descent is claimed from 
one of these twenty-two (22) Passengers, who are named in the 
following list. 



John 1 Alden 
Isaac 1 Allerton 
John 1 Billington 
William 1 Bradford 
William 1 Brewster 
Peter 1 Brown 
James 1 Chilton 
Francis 1 Cooke 



Edward 1 Doty 
Francis 1 Eaton 
Edward 1 Fuller 
Samuel 1 Fuller 
Stephen 1 Hopkins 
John 1 Howland 
Degory 1 Priest 
Thomas 1 Rogers 



Henry 1 Samson 
George 1 Soule 
Myles 1 Standish 
Richard 1 Warren 
William 1 White 
Edward 1 Winslow 



At least thirteen children and fifty-eight grandchildren of these 
twenty-two Passengers married into other Mayflower families, as 
shown by the two lists at the end of this article. Grandchildren who 
married other grandchildren of the same Passenger have not been 
included, as the purpose of this article is to show how numerous were 
the unions of different Mayflower families through marriages of their 
grandchildren. The unions in succeeding generations were very fre- 
quent, and one member of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower 
Descendants has proved descent from ten Mayflower families, in 
thirty-five different lines.* 

The two lists following are not necessarily complete, as several 
possible cases have been omitted, for lack of proof. 

[Mayflower Children Married into Other Mayflower Families] 

Sarah 2 Alden (John 1 ) married Alexander 2 Standish {Myles 1 ) ; his 

first wife. 
Fear 2 Brewster (William 1 ) married Isaac 1 Allerton; his second wife. 
Jacob 2 Cooke (Francis 1 ) married Damaris 2 Hopkins (Stephen 1 ) ; his 

first wife. 
John 2 Cooke (Francis 1 ) married Sarah 2 Warren (Richard 1 ). 
Desire 2 Doty (Edward 1 ) married, for her third husband, Alexander 2 

Standish (Myles 1 ) ; his second wife. 
John 2 Doty (Edzuard 1 ) married, 1st, Elizabeth 3 Cooke (Jacob', 

Francis 1 ). 
John 2 Doty (Edward 1 ) married, 2d, Sarah Jones' (Patience Little*, 

Anna" Warren, Richard 1 ). 



See Mayflower Descendant, 13 : 190, and 14 : 250. 



Mayflower Childre?i Married into Mayflower Families 83 

Samuel 3 Eaton (Francis 1 ) married Martha 5 Billington (Francis 2 , 
John 1 ) ; his second wife. 

Damaris 2 Hopkins (Stephen ) married Jacob 2 Cooke (Francis 7 ) ; 
his first wife. 

Ruth 2 Howland (John 1 ) married Thomas Cushman 3 (Mary 2 Allerton, 
Isaac 1 ) ; his first wife. 

Caleb 2 Samson (Henry 1 ) married Mercy 3 Standish (Alexander 2 , 
Myles 1 ) ; his first wife. 

Alexander 2 Standish (Myles 1 ) married, 1st, Sarah 2 Alden (John 1 ). 

Alexander 2 Standish (Myles 1 ) married, 2d, Desire 2 (Doty) (Sher- 
man) Holmes, daughter of Edward 1 Doty, and widow of Wil- 
liam Sherman and Israel Holmes. 

Myles 2 Standish (Myles 1 ) married Sarah Winslow 8 (Mary 2 Chilton, 
Jcnics 1 ) ; her first husband. 

Sarah 2 Warren (Richard 1 ) married John 2 Cooke (Francis 1 ). 

[Mayflower Grandchildren Who Married Other Mayflower 

Descendants] 

Benjamin 3 Alden (David:, John 1 ) married Hannah 4 Brewster (Wres- 
tling 5 , Love 2 , William 1 ). 

Elizabeth 3 Alden (Joseph 2 , John 1 ) married Benjamin Snow 3 (Rebecca 2 
Brown, Peter 1 ). 

John 3 Alden (John 2 ' 1 ) married Susanna Winslow 4 (Edward 3 , Mary 2 
Chilton, James 1 ) ; his second wife. 

Jonathan 3 Alden (Jonathan 2 , John 1 ) married Elizabeth (Arnold 5 ) 
Waterman; widow of Anthony Waterman 4 (Sarah Snow*, Abi- 
gail 2 Warren, Richard 1 ) ; daughter of Seth Arnold by his wife 
Elizabeth Gray* (Mary Winslow 3 , Mary 2 Chilton, James 1 ). 

Benjamin Bartlett 3 (Mary 2 Warren, Richard 1 ) married Sarah 8 Brew- 
ster (Love 2 , William 1 ) ; his second wife- 
Martha 3 Billington (Francis 2 , John 1 ) married Samuel 2 Eaton (Fran- 
cis 1 ) ; his second wife. 

Ephraim 3 Bradford (William 2 ' 1 ) married Elizabeth 4 Brewster (Wres- 
tling 3 , Love 2 , William 1 ). 

Israel 3 Bradford (William 2 ' 1 ) married Sarah Bartlett 5 (Benjamin 4 "*, 
Mary 2 Warren, Richard 1 ). 

John 3 Bradford (William 2 ' 1 ) married Mercy 3 Warren (Joseph 2 , 
Richard 1 ). 

Samuel" Bradford (William 2 ' 1 ) married Hannah 4 Rogers (John 3 ^, 
Th omas 1 ) . 

William 3 Bradford (William 2 ' 1 ) married Rebecca Bartlett 4 (Benjamin 3 , 
Mary 2 Warren, Richard 1 ). 

Sarah 3 Brewster (Love 2 , William 1 ) married Benjamin Bartlett 3 (Mary 2 
Warren, Richard?) ; his second wife. 

Elizabeth 3 Cooke (Jacob 2 , Francis 1 ) married John 2 Doty (Edward 1 ) : 
his first wife. 



84 Mayflower Children Married i?ito Mayflower Families 

1 

Francis 3 Cooke (Jacob', Francis 1 ) married Elizabeth Latham 4 (Su- 
sanna Winslow 3 , Mary 2 Chilton, James 1 ). 

Martha 3 Cooke (Jacob 2 , Francis 1 ) married Elkanah Cushman 3 (Mary 2 
Allerton, Isaac 1 ) ; his second wife. 

Sarah 3 Cooke (Jacob 2 , Francis 1 ) married Robert Bartlett 4 (Joseph*, 
Mary 2 Warren, Richard 1 ) ; his second wife. 

Elkanah Cushman 3 (Mary 2 Allerton, Isaac 1 ) married Martha 3 Cooke 
(Jacob 2 , Francis 1 ) ; his second wife. 

Lydia Cushman 3 (Mary 2 Allerton, Isaac 1 ) married William Harlow 4 
(Rebecca Bartlett 3 , Mary 2 Warren, Richard 1 ). 

Thomas Cushman 3 (Mary 2 Allerton, Isaac 1 ) married Ruth 2 Howland 
(John) ; his first wife. 

Jonathan Delano 3 (Mary 2 Alden, John 1 ) married Hannah 3 Doty 
(Thomas 2 , Edward?). 

Hannah 3 Doty (Thomas 2 , Edward 1 ) married Jonathan Delano 3 (Mary 2 
Alden, John 1 ). . 

Patience 3 Doty {John 2 , Edward?) married Kenelm Baker 4 (Sarah 3 
Bradford, William 2 ' 1 ). 

Sarah 3 Doty (Edward 2 ' 1 ) married James 3 Warren (Nathaniel 2 , 
Richard 1 ). 

Thomas 3 Doty ( Thomas 2 , Edzvard 1 -) married Elizabeth Harlow 5 ( Wil- 
liam*, Rebecca Bartletf, Mary 2 Warren, Richard?) ; his first wife. 

Mercy 3 Eaton (Samuel 2 , Francis 1 ) married Samuel 3 Fuller (Samuel 2 ' 1 ). 

Samuel 3 Eaton (Samuel 2 , Francis 1 ) married Elizabeth 8 Fuller (Sam- 
uel 2 - 1 ). 

Elizabeth 3 Fuller (Samuel 2-1 ) married Samuel 3 Eaton (Samuel 2 , 
Francis 1 ). 

Samuel 3 Fuller (Samuel 2 - 1 ) married Mercy 3 Eaton (Samuel 2 , Francis 1 ). 

Ezekiel Hatch 3 (Mary 2 Doty, Edward?) married Ruth Church 5 (Rich- 
ard*, Nathaniel*, Elizabeth 2 Warren, Richard?). 

Josiah Hatch 3 (Mary 2 Doty, Edward?) married Desire Hawes 4 (De- 
sire Gorham 3 , Desire 2 Howland, John 1 ) ; her first husband. 

Hannah 3 Howland (Isaac 2 , John 1 ) married John Tinkham 4 (Ephraim 3 , 
Mary 2 Brown, Peter 1 ). 

JaeP Howland (Isaac 2 , lohn 1 ) married Nathaniel Southworth 5 (De- 
sire Gray*, Mary Winslow 3 , Mary 2 Chilton, James 1 ). 

Nathan 3 Howland (Isaac 2 , lohn 1 ) married Frances Coombs 4 (Francis 3 , 
Sarah 2 Priest, Degory 1 ). 

Samuel Little 3 (Abigail Warren 2 , Richard?) married Sarah Gray 4 
(Mary Winslow 3 , Mary 2 Chilton, James 1 ). 

Edward Mitchell 3 (Jane 2 Cooke, Francis 1 ) married Alice 4 Bradford 
(John', William 2 ' 1 ) ; his second wife; her first husband. 

Elizabeth Pabodie 3 (Elizabeth 2 Alden, John 1 ) married John 3 Rogers 
(John 2 , Thomas 1 ) ; his first wife. 

Hannah Pabodie 3 (Elizabeth 2 Alden, John 1 ) married Samuel Bartlett 4 
(Benjamin 3 , Mary 2 Warren, Richard 1 ) ; her first husband. 

Ruth Pabodie 3 (Elizabeth 2 Alden, lohn 1 ) married Benjamin Bartlett 4 
(Benjamin 6 , Mary 2 Warren, Richard 1 ). 



Mayflower Childreji Married into Mayflower Families 85 

Joseph Peterson 3 {Mary 2 Sonic, George 1 ) married Sarah (Jones 4 ) 
Doty; widow of John 2 Doty (Edward 1 ) ; daughter of Joseph Jones 

Iby his wife Patience Little 3 (Anna 2 Warren, Richard?). 
William Ring 3 (Deborah 2 Hopkins, Stephen 1 ) married Hannah Sher- 
man 3 (Desire 2 Doty, Edward 1 ). 

James 3 Rogers (Joseph 2 , Thomas 1 ) married Mary Paine* (Mary 
Snow 3 , Constance 2 Hopkins, Stephen 1 ). 

John 3 Rogers (John 2 , Thomas 1 ) married Elizabeth Pabodie 3 (Eliza- 
beth 2 Alden, John 1 ) ; his first wife. 

Thomas 3 Rogers (Joseph 2 , Thomas 1 ) married Elizabeth Snow 3 (Con- 
stance 2 Hopkins, Stephen 1 ). 

Benjamin 3 Samson (Stephen 2 , Henry 1 ) married Rebecca 4 Cooke 
(Jacob 5 ' 2 , Francis 1 ). 

John 3 Samson (Stephen 2 , Henry 1 ) married Priscilla Bartlett 5 (Ben- 
jamin*' 5 , Mary 2 Warren, Richard 1 ). 

Penelope 3 Samson (James 2 , Henry 1 ) married Abraham Samson 4 * 
(Lorah 5 Standish, Alexander 2 , Myles 1 ) ; his first wife. 

Rachel 3 Samson (Caleb 2 , Henry 1 ) married Moses Simmons 4 (Mercy 
Pabodie 5 , Elizabeth 2 Alden, John 1 ). 

Experience Sherman 3 (Desire 2 Doty, Edward 1 ) married Miles 3 Stand- 
ish (Alexander 2 , Myles 1 ). 

Hannah Sherman 3 (Desire 2 Doty, Edward 1 ) married William Ring 8 
(Deborah 2 Hopkins, Stephen 1 ). 

William Sherman 3 (Desire 2 Doty, Edzvard 1 ) married Mercy 8 White 
(Peregrine 2 , William 1 ) . 

Benjamin Snow 3 (Rebecca 2 Brown, Peter 1 ) married Elizabeth 3 Alden 
(Joseph 2 , John 1 ) ; his first wife. 

Elizabeth Snow 3 (Constance 2 Hopkins, Stephen 1 ) married Thomas 8 
Rogers (Joseph 2 , Thomas 1 ). 

Benjamin 3 Soule (John, George 1 ) married Sarah 3 Standish (Alex- 
ander 2 , Myles 1 ). 

James 3 Soule (John 2 , George 1 ) married Lydia Tomson 3 (Mary 2 Cooke, 
Francis 1 ). 

John 3 Soule (John 2 , George 1 ) married Martha Tinkham 4 (Ephraimr, 
Mary 2 Brown, Peter 1 ). 

Moses 3 Soule (John 2 , George 1 ) married Mercy Southworth 4 (Mary 
Pabodie 5 , Elizabeth 2 Alden, John 1 ). 

Sarah 3 Soule (John 2 , George 1 ) married Adam Wright 8 (Hester Cooke, 
Francis 1 ) : his first wife. 

Anna Sprout 3 (Elizabeth 2 Samson, Henry 1 ) married Ebenezer Rich- 
mond 4 (Abigail 5 Rogers, John 2 , Thomas 1 ). 

Ebenezer Sprout 3 (Elizabeth 2 Samson, Henry 1 ) married Experience 
Hawes 4 (Desire Gorham 5 , Desire 2 Howland, John 1 ) ; her first 
husband. 

* Abraham Samson 4 was not descended from Henry 1 Samson, the Mayflower 
Passenger. 



86 Title Page and Indexes for Volume II 

James Sprout 3 (Elizabeth* Samson, Henry 1 ) married Elizabeth South- 
worth 5 (Desire Gray*, Mary Winslow 3 , Mary" Chilton, James 1 ) ; 
his first wife. 

Desire 3 Standish (Alexander', Myles 1 ) married Nathan Weston 4 
(Rebecca 3 Soule, John', George 1 ). 

Ichabod 3 Standish (Alexander 2 , Myles 1 ) married Phebe Ring 4 (Elea- 
zer z , Deborah 2 Hopkins, Stephen 1 ). 

Mercy 3 Standish (Alexander 2 , Myles 1 ) married Caleb 2 Samson 
(Henry 1 ) ; his first wife. 

Miles 3 Standish (Alexander 2 , Myles 1 ) married Experience Sherman 8 
(Desire 2 Doty, Edward 1 ). 

Sarah 3 Standish (Alexander 2 , Myles 1 ) married Benjamin 3 Soule 
(John 2 , George 1 ). 

Ephraim Tinkham 3 (Mary 2 Brown, Peter 1 ) married Esther Wright 3 
(Hester 2 Cooke, Francis 1 ). 

Mary Tinkham 3 (Mary 2 Brown, Peter 1 ) married John Tomson 8 (Mary 2 
Cooke, Francis 1 ). 

John Tomson 3 (Mary 2 Cooke, Francis 1 ) married Mary Tinkham 3 
(Alary 2 Brown, Peter 1 ). 

Lydia Tomson 3 (Mary 2 Cooke, Francis 1 ) married James 8 Soule (John 2 , 
George 1 ). 

Thomas Tomson 8 (Mary 7 Cooke, Francis 1 ) married Mary Morton 4 
(Mary Ring 3 , Deborah 2 Hopkins, Stephen 1 ). 

James 3 Warren (Nathaniel 2 , Richard 1 ) married Sarah 8 Doty (Ed- 
ward 2 ' 1 ). 

Mercy 3 Warren (Joseph 2 , Richard 1 ) married John 3 Bradford (Wil- 
liam 2 ' 1 ). 

Mercy 8 White (Peregrine 2 , William 1 ) married William Sherman 3 
(Desire 2 Doty, Edward 1 ). 

Sarah Winslow 8 (Mary 2 Chilton, James 1 ) married Myles 2 Standish 
(Myles 1 ) ; her first husband. 

Adam Wright 3 (Hester 2 Cooke, Francis 1 ) married Sarah 3 Soule 
(John, George 1 ) ; his first wife. 

Esther Wright 3 (Hester 2 Cooke, Francis 1 ) married Ephraim Tinkham 8 
(Mary 2 Brown, Peter 1 ). 



A TITLE PAGE AND INDEXES FOR VOLUME H 

A title page for Volume II of "Pilgrim Notes and Queries," with 
an Index of Subjects, a full-name Index of Persons, and an Index of 
Places, will be mailed to any address on receipt of fifty cents. Post- 
age stamps in denominations of ten cents or less will be accepted in 
payment. 



Register of Minor Children 87 



REGISTER OF MINOR CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN 

NEPHEWS AND NIECES OF MEMBERS OF THE 

SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

{Continued from page yd) 

[Membership in the Society of Mayflower Descendants is limited 
to persons over eighteen years of age, and we have frequently been 
urged to devise some plan for registering younger children, both for 
permanent record as a part of the "Mayflower Genealogies" which 
we have been compiling for many years, and for the purpose of mak- 
ing it easier for such children to become members of the Society, 
when they reach the required age. 

We have, therefore, established a registry of the children, under 
eighteen years of age, of members of the Society of Mayflower De- 
scendants. Members of all State Societies may register their children 
on payment, strictly in advance, of a fee of one dollar for each child, 
to cover the expense of recording and card indexing, and of printing 
in this department. The names of children registered will be printed, 
unless we are requested not to print them. 

Minor children of deceased members may be registered by any 
other member of the Society. 

A member of any State Society of Mayflower Descendants may 
register a minor grandchild, or a minor nephew or niece, if the child's 
father or mother, through whom the Mayflower descent is claimed, 
died without becoming a member of the Society. 

The full name, place of birth and date of birth must be given for 
each child to be registered, also the name of the State Society of 
which the parent is a member. If both parents are members, the fact 
should be stated. 

Minor children of living parents who are eligible to membership 
in the Society, but have not become members, cannot be registered in 
this department. They may, however, be recorded, for the same fee, 
in our Registry of Non-Members, which will include non-members of 
all ages.] 

[Correction] 

In the record of the children of Mr. Alexis E. Frye, Mass. 1120, on 
page 70 of our May, 1915, issue, the birth of his daughter Pearl Eliot 
Frye should have read 13 October, 1901 [instead of "31" October]. 

[Register of Minor Children] 

Mrs. Edward H. Rathbun, R. I. 42: a daughter, Rachel Harris 
Rathbun, born 13 September, 1897, at Franklin. Mass. : Lawrance 
Wilkinson Rathbun, born 18 July, 1900, at Franklin, Mass. ; Anna 



S8 Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society 

Reed Rathbun, born 25 September, 1902, at Woonsocket, R. I.; 

Mabel Rathbun, born 29 August, 1910, at Woonsocket, R. I. 

[Registered by their grandmother, Mrs. Henry W. Wilkinson, 

R. I. 10.] 
Mrs. Victor E. Bender (deceased), Mass. 817: a daughter, Victoria 

Edith Bender, born 4 December, 1897, at Council Bluffs, Iowa. 

[Registered by her grandmother, Mrs. Robert W. Colville, 111. 

148.] 
Mrs. Frank H. Towner, D. C. 209 : a daughter, Helen Marsh Towner, 

born 21 March, 1905, at Washington, D. C. [Registered by her 

grandfather, William L. Marsh, D. C. I.] 
Curtis Chipman, Mass. 1377, and Mrs. Curtis Chipman, Mass. 1378: 

a daughter, Catherine Elizabeth Chipman, born 12 July, 1903, at 

Boston, Mass. ; a son, John Howland Chipman, born 28 January, 

1909, at Newton, Mass. 



OFFICIAL NOTICES OF THE MASSACHUSETTS 
SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Special Notice 

Members are reminded that all the Official Notices of the Massa- 
chusetts Society are printed in this magazine, which is sent free to 
all members, and they should carefully examine each number for 
notices and reports of meetings, lists of members elected and supple- 
mental lines proved, of gifts to the Society, etc. 

Twentieth Annual Dinner, 23 November, 191 5 

The Twentieth Annual Reception and Dinner of the Massachusetts 
Society will be held at The Copley-Plaza, Boston, on Tuesday even- 
ing, 23 November, 1915, in Commemoration of the Signing of "The 
Compact," on The Mayflower. 

An invitation has been extended to the members of the Pilgrim 
Tercentenary Commission, Hon. George von L. Meyer, Mr. Sherman 
L. Whipple, Rev. Albert E. Dunning, D.D., Ralph Adams Cram, 
LL.D., Mr. Denis A. McCarthy, Hon. James Logan and Hon. Arthur 
Lord, to be our guests, and it is hoped that all will be present. 

The regular notice of the dinner, giving full details, will be printed 
in the November issue of this magazine. 

Committees of the Massachusetts Society 

The Board of Assistants has appointed Committees for the year 
1915-1916, as follows: 

Committee on Membership: Edwin A. Daniels, M.D., Mrs. Albert 



Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society 89 

S. Apsey, Rev. Rufus B. Tobey, Mrs. C. Peter Clark, Mrs. Gordon 
Prince. 

Committee on Publication : Lew. C. Hill, Stanley W. Smith, Alvin 
P. Johnson, Frederick Foster, George Ernest Bowman. 

Committee on Finance: Arthur Perry, Winthrop J. Cushing, Frank 
E. Woodward, Joseph H. Goodspeed, Horace H. Soule. 

Committee on Library: Mrs. Anna F. Dakin, Mrs. Theodore P. 
Gooding, Mrs. John F. Eliot, Miss Mary Alden Thayer, Mrs. William 
S. Whiting. 

Committee on Annual Dinner: Arthur C. Walworth, Frederick 
Foster, Mrs. Charles F. White, Miss Mary F. Edson, W T illiam B. H. 
Dowse. 

Committee on At Home Days: Mrs. George H. W T oodman, 
Mrs. Lorenzo D. Baker, Jr., Mrs. George A. Burdett, Miss Grace W. 
Geer, Mrs. Edward W. Baker. 

Donations to the Library and Cabinet 

From Mrs. Mary F. Dexter, as executrix of the will of Miss Sarah 
T. Barrows, of Middleborough, Mass. : A collection of old documents 
and books, consisting of more than two hundred items. 

From Mrs. George F. Long: Five Photographs from George 
Cook's Family Bible. 

From Miss Mary E. Partridge: Two Photographs, of the Grave- 
stones of Capt. John Cook and his wife Molly Cook. 

From Mr. Fred T. Field: "A Brief History and Genealogical 
Sketch of the first Daniel Griswold, of Springfield, Vermont." 

From Mr. Edmund J. Carpenter, the author: "The Pilgrims and 
Their Monument." 

- From Mr. James W. Hawes, the compiler: "Stephen 1 and Giles 2 
Hopkins Mayflower Passengers and Some of Their Descendants." 

From Mr. Roger Faxton Sturgis, the compiler: "Edward Sturgis 
of Yarmouth, Massachusetts 1613-1695, and His Descendants." 

From Mr. Arthur C. Walworth: "Genealogy of the Hyde Family" 
in two volumes. 

From a Friend: "Reminiscences of the late Rev. Samuel Hopkins, 
D.D., of Newport, R. I."; also "A Memorial of Seth Padelford." 

From Mr. John W. Churchill: "Manual for the use of the Gen- 
eral Court" of Massachusetts, 1915. 

From Mr. Curtis Chipman, Mrs. Fannie M. (Chipman) Chipman, 
and their children, Catherine Elizabeth Chipman and John Howland 
Chipman: "Chipmans of America." 

From Mr. Oscar E. Morton : A Framed Photograph (of exact 
size of the original document) of Eleazer Morton's Family Record. 
A half-tone reproduction of this record will be found in the July, 
1913, issue of "The Mayflower Descendant." [Vol. XV, p. 129.] 



go Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society 



Mrs. Victor E. Bender died 23 July, 1914, at Springfield, 111. Mrs. 
Bender became a member of this Society on 16 November, 1903, 
her membership number being 817. She was a descendant of John 
Alden, William Bradford and Thomas Rogers. 

Albert C. Tilden died in Boston, Mass., 4 May, 191 5. He was elected 
a member of this Society on 20 November, 1905, as a descendant 
of William Brewster. His membership number was 917. 

Mrs. Thomas B. Griggs died in Brookline. Mass., 25 May, 1915. Mrs. 
Griggs was a descendant of John Alden, and was elected a mem- 
ber of this Society, 14 April, 1897, her membership number being 
163. 

Elias P. Morton died 26 May, 191 5, in Augusta, Me. Mr. Morton 
became a member of this Society on 31 October, 1904. He was 
descended from John Alden, John Howland, Degory Priest and 
Myles Standish. His membership number was 859. 

Austin Lord Bowman died in New York, N. Y., 3 June, 191 5. Mr. 
Bowman was one of the Incorporators of the Massachusetts 
Society of Mayflower Descendants, on 28 March, 1896, his mem- 
bership number being 27. He was a descendant of Elder William 
Brewster and was a Life Member of the Society. 

Mr. Jacob F. Healey died 8 August, 191 5, in New York, N. Y. Mr. 
Healey was elected a member of this Society, as a descendant 
of John Alden, on 27 May, 19 14. His membership number was 
1304. 

Hon. John D. Long died 28 August, 1915, at Hingham, Mass. He 
became a member of this Society on 18 November, 1902. He was 
descended from Gov. William Bradford, Elder William Brewster, 
James Chilton and Richard Warren. His membership number 
was 743. 

Mr. Ray G. Huling died in Marshfield, Mass., 4 September, 191 5. He 
was elected a member of this Society, 8 February, 1899, ms 
membership number being 426. He was descended from Francis 
Cooke, in two lines, and from Richard Warren, in two lines. 



Members Elected 
May 26, 191 5. 

1355. David Chester Noyes, Boston, Mass., tenth from John Alden. 
June 21, 1915. 

1356. Miss Amelia Jane Ripley, Boston, eleventh from William 1 

Brewster, tenth from Love 2 Brewster. 

1357. Fred Tarbell Field, Boston, Mass., ninth from Richard 

Warren. 

1358. Miss Marian DeCourcy Ward, Boston, Mass., eighth from 

James 1 Chilton, seventh from Mary 2 Chilton. 

1359. Francis Field Morton, Newton Centre, Mass., seventh from 

William 1 Bradford. 



Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society 91 

1360. Caleb Mills Saville, Hartford, Conn., eighth from John Alden. 

1361. Mrs. Caleb Mills Saville, Hartford, Conn., eighth from Myles 

Standish. 
'1362. George Litch Roberts, Brookline, Mass., eighth from William 
Bradford. 

1363. Miss Lena Browning Dexter, Boston, Mass., eighth from 

Francis Cooke. 
July 23. 1915. 

1364. Mrs. Emory Scott Land, Newton Centre, Mass., eighth from 

John Howland. 

1365. Walter Copeland Bryant, Brockton, Mass., eighth from John 

Alden. 

1366. Fred Ernest Frisbee, Sheldon, Iowa, eighth from John 

Howland. 
August 18, 191 5. 

1367. Mrs. Edward Francis Hodges, Indianapolis, Ind., ninth from 

Stephen Hopkins. 

1368. Charles Quackenbush Freeman, Lee, Mass., ninth from John 

Alden. 

1369. Miss Marjorie Freeman Boyd, Lee, Mass., tenth from John 

Alden. 

1370. Frank Jones Wilder, Somerville, Mass., eighth from John 

Alden. 

1 371. Mrs. Frank Jones Wilder, Somerville, Mass., ninth from 

Richard Warren. 
September 3, 1915. 

1372. Miss Mary Stella Barstow, Alexandria, La., ninth from 

William Brewster. 

1373. Herbert Messinger Leland, Brookline, Mass., ninth from 

William Brewster. 
September 22, 1915. 

1374. Odin Barnes Roberts, Brookline, Mass., ninth from William 

Bradford. 

1375. Mrs. Charles Benoni Hall, Greenwood, Mass., ninth from 

William 1 Brewster, eighth from Love 2 Brewster. 

1376. Edward Holmes Kittredge, Cambridge, Mass., tenth from 

William 1 Brewster, ninth from Love 2 Brewster. 

1377. Curtis Chipman, Newton Highlands, Mass., eighth from John 

Howland. 

1378. Mrs. Curtis Chipman, Newton Highlands, Mass., eighth from 

John Howland. 

1379. Ambrose John Gallison, M.D., Franklin, Mass., eighth from 

John Howland. 

1380. Miss Ethel Verne Doten. Boston, Mass., seventh from Edward 

Doty. 

1381. Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge, Beverly Farms. Mass., tenth from 

Francis 1 Cooke, ninth from Tohn = Cooke. 



g 2 Vital Records of Brewster, Mass. 

Supplemental Lines Accepted 
May, 19 1 5. 
1242. Oscar E. Morton, eighth from Stephen Hopkins. 

1317. Mrs. John C. Dawson, ninth from John AlSen. 

1318. Miss Milley B. Dawson, tenth from John Alden. 
June, 1915. 

1354. Mrs. George F. Floyd, tenth from Myles Standish. 
July, 1915. 

13 19. Mrs. Cyrus B. Chase, ninth from John Alden. 

1 361. Mrs. Caleb M. Saville, eighth from Edward Doty; ninth from 

George Soule. 

1362. George L. Roberts, seventh from Francis Cooke ; eighth from 

Richard Warren. 
August, 1915. 

1292. Miss Grace W. Geer, ninth from William Bradford. 
1298. Mrs. Herschel Bartlett, ninth from John Alden. 
1357. Fred T. Field, ninth from Richard Warren. 

Attest: George Ernest Bowman, 

Secretary. 



THE VITAL RECORDS OF BREWSTER, MASS, 

The Town of Brewster, Mass., was incorporated in 1803, and was 
named in honor of Elder William Brewster. The town originally 
formed the northern part of the town of Harwich. 

The Massachusetts Society has printed, in a volume of nearly 
three hundred pages, a literal copy of every entry of a birth, intention 
of marriage, marriage, and death, prior to 1850, entered on the records 
of Brewster. A complete index makes every name easily accessible. 

A part of the names found in this volume are as follows: Allen, 
Atwood, Baker, Bangs, Berry, Black, Burgess, Cahoon, Chase, Clark, 
Cobb, Cook, Crocker, Crosby, Crowell, Davis, Dillingham, Doane, 
Eldredge, Ellis, Fessenden, Foster, Freeman, Godfrey, Goss, Gray, 
Griffith, Hall, Harding, Hurd, Higgins, Hopkins, Howes, Howland, 
Jenkins, Jones, Kelley, King, Knowles, Lincoln, Linnell, Long, Maker, 
Mayo, Merrick, Myrick, Newcomb, Nickerson, Paine, Parker, Perry, 
Pratt, Rider, Robbins, Rogers, Seabury, Sears, Small, Smalley, Smith, 
Snow, Taylor, Thacher, Walker, Wing, Winslow, Wood, Young. 

A copy of this book will be mailed to any one on receipt of two 
dollars ($2.00). 

Remittances must be payable to "Massachusetts Society of May- 
flower Descendants," and should be mailed to the Editor of this 
magazine. 



The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 93 



THE DIARY OF JABEZ FITCH, JR. 

{Continued from p. ?j) 

ye 8th j n the morning I helped Father measure some Land, and then 
I went Down to Capt: Brewsters to se his Son Dan 11 on some Business 
&c — In the afternoon I went down to M r Eben r Witter's where I heard 
an Excelent Sermon on Sol n Song Chap. 2 nd 10.11.12 & 13 th v s preach'd 
by M r Barber. 

ye jgth* Toard night I went up to Asa Edy's and bought an old 
Mair of him &c — After I came home I went up to L* Gores in y e Even- 
ing and got Master Babcock to Draw two Teeth for me. 

ye jjth j n ye morning I went to Mill & while I wated for my Grist 
I went up to Capt : Cooks and got a Mole Boord for a Plow — In the 
afternoon I Attended the Funeral of a Child of Benj n Fitch's whose 
Death was occasion'd by a Scald 

ye I2 th j n the Morning I Reckon'd with John Prentice &c. Then 
I went in to the Woods and got some Timber for Spokes of Cart 
Wheel's 

ye jtjth 1 hear'd M r Barber at our Meeting Hous, from I st Peter 
4 th 17 th . This Evening I met the Society Com tee at M r Richa'rds's 
where we compleated a Rate bill &c 

ye igth j n the morning I went over to Doct r Perkins's Mill and 
after I got back I went down to M r Wights, Capt: Trumans, Dan 11 
Spicers, Simon Brewster's, Amos Smith's and then up to the Landing 
(part of the way by water with Capt: Hull) where I heard the Great 
M r Sanderman from Hebrews 13 th 7 th 8 th & part of the 9 th v s ' s . 

y e 20 th I hear'd M r Sanderman again (at the Seperate Meeting 
House in Town) from I st John 3 rd 23 rd — This Day I heard of the 
Death of Capt Charles Whiting — I came home in the Evening by way 
of Chipscatuck &c. 

ye 21 st I heard M r Sanderman again at the Seperate Meeting Hous 
in Preston from Luke's Gospel 17 th Chap : from the 20 th v s five v s ' s — 
After Meeting was over I was up at David Safford's, and from there 
to U- Parke's ; came home in the Evening with Bro r Elisha & his Wife 

ye 22 nd I hear'd M r Sanderman again at the Same plais upon the 
same Subject which he carried through with great clearness and 
Ingenuity — This was a very Stormy Day &c. 

Sund: y e 24 th was an Extreem Storma Day, I spent most of the 
Day at Looking Sheep in the Snow. 

ye 25th 1 S p Un 6 i DS 1 f Hemp 

* This is plainly an error for " 9th " or " 10th " 
{To be continued) 



94 Applications for Membership 



APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE 

MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF 

MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Eligibility 

Every male or female descendant, over eighteen years of age, of 
any passenger in the Mayflower on the voyage which ended at Plym- 
outh on December 26, 1620, is eligible to membership in this Society. 
[A list of the Passengers will be found on the next page.] 

Every application for membership must be made on a "Pre- 
liminary Application" blank provided by the Society. Such appli- 
cation must bear the autograph signatures of the candidate and of 
two members of this Society who must vouch for the applicant. 

The sum of ten dollars ($10.00), to cover the Entrance Fee and 
the Annual Dues for the current fiscal year, must be deposited with the 
Secretary when the Preliminary Application is filed. 

After the Membership Committee has approved a Preliminary 
Application the Pedigree Papers are issued. If the Pedigree Papers 
are not filled out in duplicate and filed with the Secretary within 
six months after the approval of the Preliminary Application such 
approval becomes void. 

After the pedigree has been examined by the Historian the appli- 
cation is laid before the Board of Assistants, who vote upon it by 
secret ballot, and two negative votes reject. 

Entrance Fee and Annual Dues 

The Entrance Fee is five dollars. 

The Annual Dues of all members elected after 28 March, 1912, 
are five dollars, payable at the time of election and on the first day 
of March in each year; and all such members who have paid their 
dues for the fiscal year receive the Society's quarterly magazine, 
"The Mayflower Descendant," for such fiscal year without further 
charge. 

The Society's monthly magazine, "Pilgrim Notes and Queries," 
is sent free to all members. 

Members elected in the months of December, January and Febru- 
ary are not required to pay annual dues on the first day of March 
next ensuing. 

The payment at one time of the sum of one hundred dollars 
exempts the member so paying from all future annual dues, and 
constitutes him a Life Member. All Life Members receive both 
"The Mayflower Descendant" and "Pilgrim Notes and Queries" 
without extra charge. 




The Mayflower Passengers 



95 



THE MAYFLOWER PASSENGERS 

There were only one hundred and four (104) Mayflower Passen- 
gers. Every one of them is included in the two lists following. 
There were no other passengers. 

[The 49 Passengers from Whom Descent Can Be Proved] 



John 1 Alden 
Isaac 1 Allerton 

wife Mary 

daughter Mary 2 

daughter Remember 2 
John 1 Billington 

wife Eleanor 

son Francis 2 
William 1 Bradford 
William 1 Brewster 

wife Mary 

son Love 2 
Peter 1 Brown 
James 1 Chilton 

wife 

daughter Mary 2 
Francis 1 Cooke 

son Tohn 2 



Edward 1 Doty 
Francis 1 Eaton 

wife Sarah 

son Samuel 2 
Edward 1 Fuller 

wife 

son Samuel 2 
Dr. Samuel 1 Fuller 
Stephen 1 Hopkins 

26. wife, Elizabeth 

son Gyles 2 
(by 1 st wife) 

daughter Constance 2 
(by 1st wife) 
Tohn 1 Howland 
William 1 Mullins 

wife Alice 

daughter Priscilla 2 



Degory 1 Priest 
Thomas 1 Rogers 

son Joseph 2 
Henry 1 Samson 
George 1 Soule 
Myles 1 Standish 
John 1 Tilley 

wife 

daughter Elizabeth 2 
Richard 1 Warren 
William 1 White 

wife Susanna 

son Resolved 2 

son Peregrine 2 
Edward 1 Winslow 



[The 55 Passengers from Whom We Cannot Prove Descent] 



Bartholomew 2 Allerton 
John Allerton 
John 2 Billington 
Dorothy Bradford 

( 1st wife of William 1 ) 
Wrestling 2 Brewster 
Richard Britteridge 
William Butten 
Robert Carter 
John Carver 
Katharine Carver 

(wife of John) 
Maid servant of the 

Carvers 
Richard Clarke 
Humility Cooper 
John 1 Crackston 

son Tohn 2 

-Ely 

Thomas English 



Moses Fletcher 
Richard Gardiner 
John Goodman 
William Holbeck 
John Hooke 
Damaris 2 Hopkins 
Oceanus 2 Hopkins 
John Langmore 
William Latham 
Edward Leister 
Edmund Margeson 
Christopher Martin 

wife 

Desire Minter 
Ellen More 
Jasper More 
Richard More 
[a boy] More 
Joseph 2 Mullins 
Solomon Prower 



John Rigdale 

wife Alice 
Rose Standish 

( 1st wife of Myles 1 ) 
Elias Story 
Edward Thomson 
Edward Tilley 

wife Ann 
Thomas 1 Tinker 

wife 



son 



William Trevore 
Tohn 1 Turner 



son 
son 



Roger Wilder 
Thomas Williams 
Elizabeth Winslow 

( 1st wife of Edward 1 ) 
Gilbert Winslow 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

Committee on Publication 

Lew C. Hill Alvin P. Johnson 

Stanley W. Smith Frederick Foster 

George Ernest Bowman, Editor 

CONTENTS — OCTOBER, J9X5 

I. uorae Mayflower Children and Grandchildren Who 

Have Married into Other Mayflower Families . Page 81 
II. A Title Page and Indexes for Volume II 86 

III. Register of Minor Children, Grandchildren, Neph- 

ews and Nieces of Members of the Society of 
Mayflower Descendants 87 

IV. Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society of 

Mayflower Descendants 88 

V. The Vital Records of Brewster, Mass. ... 92 

VI. The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. (Continued) . . 93 
VII. Applications for Membership in the Massachusetts 

Society of Mayflower Descendants ... 94 

VIII. The Mayflower Passengers ..... 95 



"Pilgrim Notes and Queries" is issued monthly (except June, 
July, August and September) by the Massachusetts Society of May- 
flower Descendants, and is sent free to all members of that Society. 



Subscription rates to all who are not members of the Massachu- 
setts Society of Mayflower Descendants: 

"Pilgrim Notes and Queries/ 5 $1.00 per year, strictly in advance. 

Single copies of current issues, 15 cents each. 
"The Mayflower Descendant," $3.00 per year, strictly in advance. 

Single copies of current issues, 75 cents each. 

Special Offer for 191 5 

"Pilgrim Notes and Queries," Vol. Ill (1915) [ sent to one address 

and \ for $3.50, if paid 

"The Mayflower Descendant," Vol. XVII ( 191 5) 1 strictly in advance 

Remittances must be payable to "Massachusetts Society of May- 
flower Descendants" and should be mailed to the Editor, at the 
Society's Rooms, 53 Mt. Vernon St., Boston, Mass. 

Entered at the Boston. Mass., post office as second class mail matter. 







J620 ^Sfc 1920 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

GEORGE ERNEST BOWMAN, Editor 

Published by the 

Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants 
53 Mount Vernon Street, Boston 

VoL HI NOVEMBER, J9J5 No. 7 



OFFICIAL NOTICES OF THE MASSACHUSETTS 
SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Twentieth Annual Dinner, 23 November, 1915 

The Twentieth Annual Reception and Dinner of the Society will 
be held at the Copley-Plaza, Boston, on Tuesday evening, 23 November, 
191 5, at half-past six o'clock, in commemoration of the Signing of 
"The Compact" on The Mayflower, in Cape Cod Harbor. 

"The Compact" was signed on the twenty-first day of November, 
1620; but the two hundred and ninety-fifth anniversary of that event 
will fall on Sunday, therefore the twenty-third of November has been 
selected, as the date for our dinner, this year. 

As already announced, the guests of the evening will be the members 
of the Pilgrim Tercentenary Commission : 

Hon. George von L. Meyer, of Hamilton, Mass. 
Sherman L. Whipple, Esq., of Brookline, Mass. 
Rev. Albert E. Dunning, D.D.. of Brookline, Mass. 
Ralph Adams Cram, LL.D., of Boston, Mass. 
Mr. Denis A. McCarthy, of Winthrop, Mass. 
Hon. James Logan, of Worcester, Mass. 
Hon. Arthur Lord, of Plymouth, Mass. 

The Reception will begin at half-past six o'clock, and will be fol- 
lowed by the Dinner, at seven o'clock. 

97 



98 Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society 

The price of tickets for the dinner will be three dollars ($3.00) for 
each person. Members may purchase any desired number of tickets. 

Tickets will be mailed by the Secretary, on receipt of remittance 
payable to "Society of Mayflower Descendants" (not to the Secre- 
tary) ; or members may obtain tickets at the Society's Rooms, 
53 Mt. Vernon Street, Boston. 

Seats cannot be reserved unless tickets are paid for in advance. 
If any tickets are returned on or before Saturday, 20 November, 1915, 
the price will be refunded. 

Seats will be assigned by the Committee in the order of purchase 
of tickets, as far as possible. {The numbers stamped on the tickets 
are not seating numbers.) 

The round tables to be used will seat ten persons. Members who 
desire seats at the same table should forward their remittances 
together, and are requested to send the names of their guests to the 
Committee as early as possible. Only those names received on or 
before Saturday, 20 November, 191 5, can be included in the printed 
assignment of seats, which will be distributed at the hotel, before the 
reception. 

Arthur C. Walworth 
Frederick Foster 
Mrs. Charles F. White 
Miss Mary F. Edson 
William B. H. Dowse 

Committee on Annual Dinner 

Donations to the Library and Cabinet 

From Rev. Rufus B. Tobey: Seven old documents, dated from 
1783 to 1826. 

From Mr. Eben F. Thompson: "Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam," 
special edition of 1898. 

From Mr. George Ernest Bowman: Five Bound Volumes of 
"The Mayflower Descendant"; also Volume 69 of the "New England 
Historical and Genealogical Register." 



Mr. Nathaniel C. Nash died in Cambridge, Mass., 10 October, 1915. 
Mr. Nash was elected a member of this Society on 12 April, 1899. 
He was descended from John Alden; from Elder William Brew- 
ster, in three lines; from Edward Doty; from Richard Warren. 
His membership number was 476. 

Mr. Francis O. Nash died in Boston, Mass., 11 October, 191 5. He 
became a member of this Society on 16 May, 1899, as a descendant 
of Elder William Brewster. His membership number was 489. 

Mrs. Charles W. Abbott died in Melrose, Mass., 18 October, 1915. 
She was elected a member of this Society 31 January, 1900, as a 
descendant of John Howland. Her membership number was 545. 



Yarmouth, Mass., Gravestone Records 99 

Members Elected 
October 1, 1915. 
No. 1382. Arthur Ellsworth Lothrop, Brookline, Mass., ninth from 

John Howland. 
No. 1383. Robert Churchill Vose, Brookline, Mass., ninth from 

Richard Warren. 
No. 1384. Frank Waterman Stearns, Newton, Mass., tenth from 

William Brewster. 
No. 1385. Horace Albert Edgecomb, Brookline, Mass., tenth from 

William Brewster. 

October 27, 191 5. 

No. 1386. Mrs. W r alter Copeland Bryant, Brockton, Mass., eighth 
from Henry Samson. 

Supplemental Lines Accepted 

No. 1212. Mrs. George H. Woodman, ninth from Richard Warren. 
No. 1380. Miss Ethel V. Doten. eighth from Francis Cooke; eighth 
from Stephen Hopkins. 

Attest: George Ernest Bowman, 

Secretary. 



YARMOUTH, MASS., GRAVESTONE RECORDS 

The Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants published^ 
in 1906, "Gravestone Records in The Ancient Cemetery and The 
Woodside Cemetery" at Yarmouth, Mass. 

All records of deaths before 1851, with a few of later date, found 
on the gravestones in the two cemeteries named, were printed. 
Among the names found were: Alden, Anderson, Baker, Bassett, 
Baxter, Bray, Cogswell, Crocker, Crowell, Doane, Eldridge, Gage, 
Gorham, Gray, Hall, Hallet, Hamblen, Hawes, Hedge, Homer. 
Howes, Marston, Matthews, Miller, Rider, Sears, Sturgis, Taylor, 
Thacher, Whelden, White. 

Nine hundred and thirty-one (931) records of deaths are given. 

Only three hundred numbered copies were printed, from type. 

A copy will be mailed to any one en receipt of one dollar ($1.00). 

Remittances must be payable to ''Massachusetts Society of May- 
flower Descendants," and should be mailed to the Editor of this 
masrazine. 



ioo Register of Minor Children 



REGISTER OF MINOR CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN 

NEPHEWS AND NIECES OF MEMBERS OF THE 

SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

{Continued from page 88) 

[Membership in the Society of Mayflower Descendants is limited 
to persons over eighteen years of age, and we have frequently been 
urged to devise some plan for registering younger children, both for 
permanent record as a part of the "Mayflower Genealogies" which 
we have been compiling for many years, and for the purpose of mak- 
ing it easier for such children to become members of the Society, 
when they reach the required age. 

We have, therefore, established a registry of the children, under 
eighteen years of age, of members of the Society of Mayflower De- 
scendants. Members of all State Societies may register their children 
on payment, strictly in advance, of a fee of one dollar for each child, 
to cover the expense of recording and card indexing, and of printing 
in this department. The names of children registered will be printed, 
unless we are requested not to print them. 

Minor children of deceased members may be registered by any 
other member of the Society. 

A member of any State Society of Mayflower Descendants may 
register a minor grandchild, or a minor nephew or niece, if the child's 
father or mother, through whom the Mayflower descent is claimed, 
died without becoming a member of the Society. 

The full name, place of birth and date of birth must be given for 
each child to be registered, also the name of the State Society of 
which the parent is a member. If both parents are members, the fact 
should be stated. 

Minor children of living parents who are eligible to membership 
in the Society, but have not become members, cannot be registered in 
this department. They may, however, be recorded, for the same fee, 
in our Registry of Non-Members, which will include non-members of 
all ages.] 

[Register of Minor Children] 

Hon. John F. Hill (deceased), Mass. 661, and Me. 2: a daughter, 
Katherine Langdon Hill, born 23 December, 1904, at Augusta, 
Me. [Registered by her mother, Mrs. John F. Hill.] 

Mr. Arthur E. Lothrop, Mass. 1382 : a daughter, Isabel Clark Lothrop, 
born 3 May, 1906, in Boston, Mass. 



Two Mitchell Letters 101 



THE VITAL RECORDS OF HALIFAX, MASS- 

The Town of Halifax, Mass., was incorporated in 1734, and in- 
cluded parts of the three towns of Middleborough, Pembroke and 
Plympton. The earliest birth entered on the Halifax records was in 
the year 1703 ; the earliest death recorded was in 1723 ; and the earliest 
marriage was in 1736. 

The Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants has printed, 
in a volume of over two hundred pages, a literal copy of every entry 
of a birth, intention of marriage,_ marriage, and death, prior to 1850, 
on the records of Halifax. A few entries of later date have also been 
printed, in order to include every vital record in the first four of the 
town's books. A complete index makes every name easily accessible. 

Among the names found in this volume are : Alden, Allen, Barrows, 
Bearse, Bonney, Bosworth, Bourne, Bradford, Briggs, Bryant, 
Chandler, Chipman, Churchill, Cooke, Crocker, Curtis, Cushing, 
Cushman, Drew, Dunbar, Eaton, Eddy, Ellis, Fuller, Hall, Harlow, 
Harris, Hatch, Hathaway, Hayward, Holmes, Howland, Inglee, 
Jackson, Leach, Lucas, Lyons, Mitchell, Morton, Munroe, Palmer, 
Parris, Perkins, Pope, Porter, Pratt, Richmond, Ripley, Samson, 
Sears, Shaw, Smith, Soule, Standish, Sturtevant, Thomson, Tilson, 
Tinkham, Wade, Washburn, Waterman, White, Wood. 

A copy of this book will be mailed to any one on receipt of two 
dollars ($2.00). 

Remittances must be payable to "Massachusetts Society of May- 
flower Descendants," and should be mailed to the Editor of this 
magazine. 



TWO MITCHELL LETTERS 

In "Pilgrim Memorials, and Guide for Visitors to Plymouth Vil- 
lage:" published in 1851 by William S. Russell, are found, on pages 
147 and 148, two letters from Thomas Mitchell ; one written in 1662, 
to his uncle, Experience Mitchell, then living in Duxbury; the other 
written about 1690, to Edward, son of Experience. 

As very few descendants of Experience Mitchell know of these 
letters, they are here reprinted, with the introduction and notes, exactly 
as given in the "Pilgrim Memorials". 

Early Correspondence of the Pilgrims 

The following letters have been obtained, by special request, from 
the venerable Judge Mitchell, of Bridgewater, whose well known 
research has so greatly promoted the illustration of our early history. 



102 Two Mitchell Letters 

The early domestic correspondence between the Pilgrims is mostly lost, 
and for that reason alone to say nothing of the excellent spirit they 
manifest, these letters are highly interesting. The note of explanation, 
which follows the letters, was prepared by Judge Mitchell. 

Loving and kind Uncle — 

My hearty and kind salutation I do here desire to tender unto you, 
hoping and wishing your and your's well being both in soul and body. 
I shall here communicate unto you a sad dispensation of the Lord 
toward me, in the taking away from me out of this life my most dear 
and tender mother, the which unto me indeed is a great loss, not only 
missing her most tender affection to me and over me, the which is 
very much, but also the godly example of piety, by the which, as by 
her counsel and godly persuasions she did labor to bring me . and 
us all here with her, to see and experience more and more the sweet- 
ness of walking in the ways of God, in obeying of him and in keeping 
close unto him, the missing of which you may easily judge cannot but 
be sad unto us here. Nevertheless we do desire, seeing it thus is the 
will of our God to administer unto us, having appointed unto all once 
to die, to labor to be contented, and to submit unto the will of our God 
considering the goodness of the Almighty even in this providence, 
the which, had it been long before, would have been more sad, in re- 
spect of my minority and young years ; it being always her desire to 
see me to come to age before she should depart this life, the which 
mercy the Lord hath granted unto us, for I am now 23 years of age, 
and able sundry years ago, through the mercy and goodness of the 
Lord my God, to subsist in the world by my father's trade, the which 
indeed is a good consideration, and gives me occasion to awaken my 
soul and yet to be thankful to God, especially when I mind the sadness 
she was in of late being very weakly, out of which the Lord has de- 
livered her, having taken her out of this sad and toilsome life, a world 
of misery, and has brought her to the kingdom of his dear son, to an 
inheritance, immortal in light. She deceased this life on the 25 March, 
1662. Thus, most loving uncle, I have communicated my sad thoughts, 
and do further acquaint you, that I have received a letter from you, 
bearing date 23 April, 1661, in the which I understand concerning all 
your healths, at the hearing of which I am very glad. I do also wish 
my cousin Elizabeth much joy with her daughter that God has given 
her to her 6 sons. I do also wish my cousin Sarah much joy in her 
married estate. And as touching your enclosed letter, for Mr. Pre- 
served May, I have delivered it and do return an answer. And now 
as touching my two sisters, and their husbands and children, they are 
well, and do most heartily remember their loves unto you and their 
cousins, and I pray remember me most kindly to your wife and unto 
all my loving cousins, the which by name I cannot. I also pray you, 
Uncle, do so much as to present my respicts and my sisters' and their 
husbands' to my aunt Jean Gunn and my cousin Joseph, and acquaint 
her concerning my dear mother's departing. I would have writ to her 



Two Mitchell Letters 103 

also, but I wanted time, the ship being to go away ; and pray my Aunt 
and cousin to write and not to fail. And I pray do you also not fail 
to write, and so, commending you all to the Lord's tuition, I rest and 
remain wherever I am, 

Your very loving cousin, 
In Amsterdam, 24 July, 1662. Thomas Mitchell. 

Uncle, yet a word, the which perhaps you have not heard of, the 
which is the decase of Mr. John May, and Uncle Dickens, who died 
both about half a year since. 

The superscription is: 'For to be delivered unto his loving uncle 
Mr. Experience Mitchell, dwelling in Duxbury town, New England. 
To be sent.' 

a 

[Written probably in the early part of 1690.] 
Loving cousin, Edward Mitchell. 

Sir. Your letters of July and October 1689 are come well to hand, 
and I am very glad to hear of your welfare, as also that there is a way 
discovered of sending letters with much more security of not mishear- 
ing than heretofore, for truly it cannot but be a desirable thing for 
friends to converse one with another, the which, when it cannot be 
personal, as ours cannot. Providence having otherwise disposed of 
the bounds of our habitations, then to supply by letter what cannot 
otherwise be done. And the more desirable is it to maintain corre- 
spondence with such as are not alone tied in friendship together by 
the bonds of nature, but have besides that, and above that, a better 
and nearer, yea a lastinger nearness and relation one unto another, 
to wit, such as are children of one father, have one Saviour, and life 
by one Spirit, being by the same all joined together to that one body 
whereof Christ our Lord is head, and have all one divine nature, and 
shall all meet together and be ever with the Lord. These things unite 
better than natural ties, and truly — [wanting] — for in your lines I 
perceived a favoring and a relishing of the things of God. The Lord 
maintain, keep up, and perfect the good work he hath begun, and 
that to the day of the Lord. Your kind token, the otter's skin, I re- 
ceived, and thank you heartily for it. As for trade together I at 
present say only this to it, that there requires more estate than I have ; 
besides that little that God in his mercy hath given me is employed 
in a stocking trade; but that which is of great consideration also is, 
that I am informed there are sometimes great losses by New England 
commodities. This is all I can say to it at present, but if time should 
present — [the rest of the letter is wanting, but there is on the back 
of it the following postscript.] 

Cousin, I here, by Mr. John Carter send you two fowling pieces, 
they say very good and exact. They cost eleven gilders a piece ; the 
one accept as a token. As to the estate of things in Europe, they are 
full of confusion, and it looks bad with religion. But the time is 
coming, when God has accomplished his work on Mount Zion, that 



104 Family Records 

he will reckon with their and his enemies, and then will their deliver- 
ance be. Even so let it be, O Lord. 
One more farewell in the Lord. 

Thomas Mitchell. 

The two foregoing letters were copied from the originals, in the 
hands of William Mitchell, now (March 9, 1851,) living in Bridge- 
water, in his 91st year, and who is of the 6th generation from Experi- 
ence, inclusive. Copied by N. M., who is in his 83rd year, and of the 
5th generation from Experience, inclusive. 

Experience lived and died at Joppa, in E. Bridgewater, and on 
the farm now owned by Charles Mitchell, great, great grandson of 
Experience, and which has remained in the family from the beginning ; 
each descendant before Charles, viz. ; Edward, Edward, Cushing, lived 
and died on the same farm, and the wills of all, Experience included, 
are preserved. 



FAMILY RECORDS 

{Continued from page 77) s 

Many private records of births, marriages and deaths, in bibles, 
diaries, almanacs or account books, and on loose sheets of paper or 
samplers, have been lost or destroyed. Many others have been inac- 
curately copied by different writers, causing much confusion. 

In order to secure accurate copies of such records, and to prevent 
the possibility of their total loss, it is important that they should be 
photographed, and copies filed with the Massachusetts Society of 
Mayflower Descendants, for use in compiling "The Mayflower Gene- 
alogies." 

If the owners will present photographs of such private records to 
this Society, or will loan the originals to the Society to be copied 
under the supervision of the Editor and then returned, the records 
will be printed in this magazine. 

Two Bradford Bibles 

In November, 1912, the Editor of this magazine copied the records 
found in two family bibles owned by Mr. Lebaron Bradford of Bristol, 
R. L, and these records are here printed. 

The older bible, printed at London, in 1780, was at one time "John 
Foster's Cost £5 . . 14 . . 0". It then became "William Bradfords bought 
out of John Foster s Library after his De[ath] Cost &I..9..0" The 
name "Hersey Bradford" is engraved on each of the two silver clasps. 

William* Bradford, who bought this bible from John Foster, was 
the son of Samuel 4 Bradford {John 3 , William 2 '*), of Plympton, Mass., 
by his wife Sarah Gray. William seems to have made an error in 
the entry of his own birth. This gives the year as 1729; but among 



Family Records 105 

the children of Samuel and Sarah Bradford the year is given as 
1728; and the year of his birth is entered as 1728 on the Plympton, 
Mass., town records.* The bible record of his age at death also 
confirms the year 1728 for his birth. 

William 5 Bradford's son, John* Bradford, married Jemima Ward- 
well, and their son William 7 Bradford married Ann Wilson Nooning. 
This William 7 Bradford was the owner of the second bible, and through 
the courtesy of his son, Mr. Lebaron 8 Bradford of Bristol, R. I., the 
copies here presented were made from the original records. 

[Records in William 5 Bradford's Bible] 

William Bradford the Ownor of this Bible was born November 4 th ad 
1729.1 Old Style, was Marrid to Missi s Mary LeBaron of Plym- 
outh in the Month of April ad 1751 
Our first son William Bradford born September 14 th ad . 1752 the 

first day of new style- 
Le Baron Bradford our second son born May 31 th ad . 1754 
John Bradford our third son born October 9 th ad 1758. 
Mary Bradford our first Daughter born September 2 d ad 1760 
Hannah Bradford our second Daughter born November 22 ad 1762. 

died September 5 th ad 1763 
A Fourth son born July 15 th ad 1764, died August 5 th ad 1764 
John Bradford our third son died Octobor 31 th ad 1765, A very Prom- 
ising Child: 
Hannah Bradford our third Daughtor born June 14 th ad 1767 
John Bradford our fifth son born July 14 th ad 1768 
Nansey Bradford our fourth Daughter born 1770% 
Ezekiel Hersey Bradford our sixth son born§ 
Lydia Bradford our fifth Daughter born April 1773W 
Mary my Beloved Wife; and Daughter of Doct r Lazarus LeBaron 
of Plymouth was Born March 20 th ad 1 73 1/2. Departed this 
Life October 2 d ad 1775 
My beloved son LeBaron Bradford departed this Life September 
25 th ad 1793 about 4 : 0,Clock P.M. 

Hersey Bradford died at the residence of his sister M rs Lydia Collins, 
Sep 1 I st 1849- a & e d 79 years (Middletown R. I)^[ 

* Mayflower Descendant, 3 : 94. I Sic. See introductory notes. 

X The year is in pencil. 

§ Opposite the record of Ezekiel Hersey Bradford is written in a modern 
hand "and Baptized by the Red Benja Watson by the name of Hersey Brad- 
ford, at the house of his Sister Lydia Collins, in Middletown R. I. on the 5th day 
of January 1849. Those present at the Ceremony were his Sister Mrs Collins, 
Mrs Anna Hazard, Mrs L. B. Van Zandt, Mary L. B. Baylies, & E. Van Zandt who 
was his God Father." A note states that Mr. Watson was " Episcopal " 

|| The date is in different ink. % This entry is in a different hand. 



106 Family Records 

Our beloved Father the Hon r William Bradford Esq r departed this 
life in the bosom of his numerous and sorrowing family on 
Wednesday July 6th 1808 after witnessing the 32 nd Anniver- 
sary of that Independence he so eminently contributed to bestow 
on his country — in the 80 th year of his age 

We hailed him in the public ways, — 

With veneration and with praise — 

Our Father, and our Friend. 

Children of Samuel Bradford & Sarah Bradford. 
John born April 8 th 1717* 
Gideon born Oct° 2J . 1717* 
William born Dec 16 th 1720 died Feb. 16 th 1724 
Mary born Oct° 16 . 1722 
Sarah born April 4 . 1725 

William born Nov. 4 . I728f died July 6th 1808 
Marcy born April 12 . 1731 . died June I st 1731 
Abigail born June 12 th iy^[trimmed off] 
Phebe born March 30 . 1735 
Samuel born April 13 . 17 ^[trimmed off] 

Samuel Bradford (lied March 26 . 1740 father of the above mentioned 
Children 

[Records in William 7 Bradford's Bible] 
William Bradford and Anne W. Nooning, were married March 28 th 
1839 

Benjamin W. Bradford . was born, on Saturday, morning August 15 th 
A.D. 1840. 

John . Lebaron . Bradford . was born on Wednesday . morning April 
27^ A.D. 1842. 

Anne W. Bradford . was born on Thursday morning August 8 th A. D. 
1844. 

William Hersey . Bradford was born on Saturday morning May 9 th 
A. D. 1846. 

Lebaron Bradford was born on Friday morning July 28 th A. D. 1848. 

Charles F. Bradford was born on Friday morning April 30 th A. D. 
1852 

Mark Antony D. W. Bradford was born on Monday Morning No- 
vember 6 th A. D. 1854. 

Charles F. Bradford infant Son of W m & Anne Bradford died Tues- 
day May 4 th A. D. 1852 

* Sic. Gideon's birth is given as in 171 8, on the Plympton, Mass., records. 
[Mayflower Descendant, 3 : 94] 

t Sic. This date, 1728, is also given on the Plympton, Mass., records. [May- 
flower Descendant, 3 : 94] 



The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 107 



THE DIARY OF JABEZ FITCH, JR. 

{Continued from p. 93) 

ye 27th 1 went t0 Town in order to Meet the Select Men, but Several 
of them being out of the way, we did but little business only Talk of 
John William's affair — This Day I also went to Esq r Williams & 
Esq r Perkins to get em to Sign a Warrent for to Collect y e Society 
Rate but to no purpos, then I went to Peck's where I lit of Col : Avery 
Capt: Coit and Esq r Ely of Lime who all refused to sign s d Warrant, 
but however M r Bequet was present, and he with the other Gent men 
Run M r Sanderman a larke Slante, which to me is one substantial 
Evidence of his virtue — Then I wated at Esq r Tracy's till about 
9 oClock & got him to Sign y e warrant, then I came home with Bro r 
Elisha. 

y e 28 th In the afternoon I met the Society, and School Com tee,s at 
M r Richards's on Society Business &c. 

April I st I went to Town again & Met the Select Men at Esq 1 " 
Tracy's — There I se M r Throope and hear'd him fier a Vally at 
M r Sanderman's Carrecter, which I take to be another strong Evi- 
dence Coroberating with the afors d one, in Consequence of both 
which I Do hereby Resolve for the future to call him the worthy 
M r Sanderman. 

ye 2 nd I went to Boaz Williamss Benajah Fitch's M r Lenards, 
Mott's Edy's U Parks Tho s Wiborns Timy Clark's, James Cook's 
W m Edwards's David Palmer's to Fathers & then home. 

ye yd J fetch'd Sarah Corning here to make me a pair of Britches — 

y* 5 th I went over to Doct r Perkins's Mill, they was geting Logs 
Down y e River — 

ye gth J W ent to Groton and Serv d a Sitation on M r Ben: Geer 
one of their Select Men, to Preambelate with Norwich &c. Then I 
went Down Farther on Some other business tho to little profit. 

ye gth J was a t Freman's Meeting Mest rs Dan 11 Lothrop and 
Sam 11 Huntington were chose Deputy's — The Select Men this Day 
Recommended Mest rs Benj n Huntington Benj n Wheet & James Avery 
for to take the Freman's Oath. They also Signd Warnings for a 
Town Meeting — 

ye pth 1 W ent with Benj n Fitch to Preambelate on Preston line — 
they sent to meet us Nathan Fobes and Jesse Starkweather — we got 
to M r Roose's a great while before em & waited for em till about 
11 oClock & then we set out and got through Sun an Hour high — 
Then stop'd on other business several times in going home, and 
somthing of a Controvercy with M.d.m Hal 1 

ye I2 th j n the Evening I was at Fathers with Sister Rudd. This 
night I hear'd of y e Death of old Aunt Barrows, and I also hear'd a 



108 The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 

Rep 1 that Sam 11 Stoddard was Dead — This Day I finished my new 
Plow. 

ye j^th Sister Rudd was here — 

Sund : y e 14 th In the morning I heard of the Death of Boaz Wil- 
liams's Wife who Died last Night — This Day I staid at home with 
the Children Darius met with a Accident &c — After meeting I attended 
the Funeral of the above Deceas'd. 

ye jcjth J W ent with U- Gore to Preambelate with Groton Mes rs 
Benj n Geer & John Spicer met us &c. 

Apr" 15th 1765. 

2&t. 29. Aprill 1765. 

ye jyth was tn e annual Fast, I hear'd M r Park from Acts 14 th 17 th 
and I st Thess: 4 th 18 th . 

ye jgth j os h Randal help'd me finish geting out my Flax — 

ye 20 th I Sow'd my Hemp. 

ye 23rd 1 went over to Doc r Perkins Mill and also to M r Bishop's 
after some Wheet — After I came back I went Down to Prides to an 
Arbitration between Rob* Crary and Jos h Wight &c — 

y e 24 th Boaz W ms & Dan 11 Mix help'd me Cart 20 lodes of Dung 

ye 27th I hear'd of the Death of David Macklain who Died yester- 
day at y e Widd w Tracy's — I also heard of old Capt : Packer of Groton 
being burnt to Death in his Barn y e 24 th Ins 1 

Sund : y e 28 th I staid at home & Read in M r Henry's Communicants 
Companion &c 

May I st L* Gore mov'd his goods and Family to Preston 

ye 3rd J help'd Deac n Mix at planting, had much Discorce with 
him conserning the Worthy M r Sanderman and some other men more 
currupt in Principles. 

Sund: y e 5 th I hear'd M r Park on I st Peter 5 th Chap: and in the 
afternoon from Philip : 3 rd 9 th coming home I had some discorce with 
M r Crary. 

ye 5th was the annual Muster we Met at Capt : Johnsons &c 

ye 7th J me t t he Select Men at Esq r Tracy's again, came home in 
the Rain it was Extreem Dark 

y e 8 th In the morning I sold old M r Williams a Hat & some Cloth 

ye pth j n tn e afternoon I went to Jos h Andrus's to hear M r Bazley 
but was Disappointed he not coming according to appointment. 

ye I0 th 1 finish'd planting my Corn. 

ye Ix th J piowd some grownd to plant pertaters over at Demings. 

Sund: I heard M r Wight from Psalm 119 th I2 9 th This Day I heard 
a Rep 1 of y e Island Domineco in y e West Indies being Sunk by an 
Earthquake. 

y e 16 th I went to a Town Meeting as also a Meeting of the Select 
Men. 

ye jyth 1 finish'd planting pertaters. 

Sund : y e 19 th I staid at home with the Boys &c. 

ye 27th J was at a Meeting of the Select Men &c. 



The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 109 

N.B. y e 20 th Ins 1 we wash'd Sheep and then I went to a Vendoe at 
Prides bought some Buttons &c then I went to Tho s Patten & warn'd 
Rheuben Pelton out of Town Then I went to Josh Brewster J rs : 
then to his Bro rs Elijah's & Ezra's & then home in the Night. 

ye 29 th I began to Break up fro Wheet 

June I st We heard of the Death of Zeb n Perkins who was Lost 
at Sea &c 

Sund: 2 nd 1 hear'd M r Belema at Patchague from Deut: 26 th 17 th 
& I st Corin: 13 th 13 th 

y e 3 rd Sam 11 Lovet and his Wife were here 

y e 4 th I hear'd M r Belema from Psalm 91 st I st 

Sund y e 9 th I hear'd M r Park 

y e 24 th I was at a Select Men's Meeting. 

July 1765. 

Mond: y e 15 th I had two Sons Born — w* i6 lb 10 02 

ye 26 th I was at a Court at Esq r Backus's between Jos h Williams 

ye 3rd anc j j Qsh j raC y j u r 

ye 2 -rth Mother Perkins came here &c 

Aug 1 5 th I was at a Meeting of the Select Men. 

ye 14th J was a t a Select Mens Meeting at the Landing on ac* of 
Joannah Stephens &c. 

y e 15 th I went to N. London Rid Down in Compy with Joshua 
Lothrop and coming home with with Joseph Wight and John Perkins. 

ye 22 nd & 23 rd I spent in hunt after Gideon Haskel who was run 
away 

Sund: y e 25 th we hear'd of the Death of Bro r Sam 11 Perkins who 
Died in Stasha y e 27 th Day of July. 

ye 26 th I was at a Select Mens Meeting — This Day Esq 1 " Witter's 
Wife Died 

ye 30th J finish'd Sowing Wheet. 

ye 3! st j was a t the Landing and at Deac n Kenady's &c. 

Sept r I st I was at M r Park's Meeting— this Day y e Widd w Clark 
and Capt: Backus's wife Died. 

ye 2 nd 1 went to Canterbury after Abigail Story &c. 

ye ^th j went to Town with Mother Perkins. 

ye 5th j carried Abigail Briton up to Preston — This Day Bro r Rudd 
and his Boys were here. 

ye I0 th j was at Fremans Meeting. Mest rs Isaac Tracy and W m 
Morgan were chose Deputy's &c 

y e 18 th I carried a Lode of pert: to the Landing & brought home 
a Lode of Oystershells. 

y e 21 st I carried four Barrels of Cyder to y e Lands & brought home 
shels 

ye 23 rd I was at a Meeting of the Select Men, I also carried my 
Wife & Twins over to Capt: Perkins's and at night up to Bro r Rudd's 

(To be continued) 



no Applications for Membership 



APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE 

MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF 

MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Eligibility 

Every male or female descendant, over eighteen years of age, of 
any passenger in the Mayflower on the voyage which ended at Plym- 
outh on December 26, 1620, is eligible to membership in this Society. 
[A list of the Passengers will be found on the next page.] 

Every application for membership must be made on a "Pre- 
liminary Application" blank provided by the Society. Such appli- 
cation must bear the autograph signatures of the candidate and of 
two members of this Society who must vouch for the applicant. 

The sum of ten dollars ($10.00), to cover the Entrance Fee and 
the Annual Dues for the current fiscal year, must be deposited with the 
Secretary when the Preliminary Application is filed. 

After the Membership Committee has approved a Preliminary 
Application the Pedigree Papers are issued. If the Pedigree Papers 
are not filled out in duplicate and filed with the Secretary within 
six months after the approval of the Preliminary Application such 
approval becomes void. 

After the pedigree has been examined by the Historian the appli- 
cation is laid before the Board of Assistants, who vote upon it by 
secret ballot, and two negative votes reject. 

Entrance Fee and Annual Dues 

The Entrance Fee is five dollars. 

The Annual Dues of all members elected after 28 March, 1912, 
are five dollars, payable at the time of election and on the first day 
of March in each year; and all such members who have paid their 
dues for the fiscal year receive the Society's quarterly magazine, 
"The Mayflower Descendant/' for such fiscal year without further 
charge. 

The Society's monthly magazine, "Pilgrim Notes and Queries," 
is sent free to all members. 

Members elected in the months of December, January and Febru- 
ary are not required to pay annual dues on the first day of March 
next ensuing. 

The payment at one time of the sum of one hundred dollars 
exempts the member so paying from all future annual dues, and 
constitutes him a Life Member. All Life Members receive both 
"The Mayflower Descendant" and "Pilgrim Notes and Queries" 
without extra charge. 



The Mayflower Passengers 



1 1 1 



THE MAYFLOWER PASSENGERS 

There were only one hundred and four (104) Mayflower Passen- 
gers. Every one of them is included in the two lists following. 
There were no other passengers. 

[The 49 Passengers from Whom Descent Can Be Proved] 



John 1 Alden 
Isaac 1 Allerton 

wife Mary 

daughter Mary 2 

daughter Remember 2 
John 1 Billington 

wife Eleanor 

son Francis 2 
William 1 Bradford 
William 1 Brewster 

wife Mary 

son Love 2 
Peter 1 Brown 
James 1 Chilton 

wife 

daughter Mary 3 
Francis 1 Cooke 

son John 2 



Edward 1 Doty 
Francis 1 Eaton 

wife Sarah 

son Samuel 2 
Edward 1 Fuller 

wife 

son Samuel 2 
Dr. Samuel 1 Fuller 
Stephen 1 Hopkins 

2d wife, Elizabeth 

son Gyles 2 
(by 1st wife) 

daughter Constance 2 
(by 1st wife) 
John 1 Howland 
William 1 Mullins 

wife Alice 

daughter Priscilla 2 



Degory 1 Priest 
Thomas 1 Rogers 

son Joseph 2 
Henry 1 Samson 
George 1 Soule 
Myles 1 Standish 
John 1 Tilley 

wife 

daughter Elizabeth 2 
Richard 1 Warren 
William 1 White 

wife Susanna 

son Resolved 2 

son Peregrine 2 
Edward 1 Winslow 



[The 55 Passengers from Whom We Cannot Prove Descent] 



Bartholomew 2 Allerton 
John Allerton 
John 2 Billington 
Dorothy Bradford 

( 1st wife of William 1 ) 
Wrestling 2 Brewster 
Richard Britteridge 
William Butten 
Robert Carter 
John Carver 
Katharine Carver 

(wife of John) 
Maid servant of the 

Carvers 
Richard Clarke 
Humility Cooper 
John 1 Crackston 

son John 2 

Ely 

Thomas English 



Moses Fletcher 
Richard Gardiner 
John Goodman 
William Holbeck 
John Hooke 
Damaris 2 Hopkins 
Oceanus 2 Hopkins 
John Langmore 
William Latham 
Edward Leister 
Edmund Margeson 
Christopher Martin 

wife 

Desire Minter 
Ellen More 
Jasper More 
Richard More 
[a boy] More 
Joseph 2 Mullins 
Solomon Prower 



John Rigdale 

wife Alice 
Rose Standish 

( 1st wife of Myles 1 ) 
Elias Story 
Edward Thomson 
Edward Tilley 

wife Ann 
Thomas 1 Tinker 

wife 



son 



William Trevore 
John 1 Turner 
son 



son 



Roger Wilder 
Thomas Williams 
Elizabeth Winslow 

(1st wife of Edward 1 ' 1 
Gilbert Winslow 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

Committee on Publication 
Lew C. Hill Alvin P. Johnson 

Stanley W. Smith Frederick Foster 

George Ernest Bowman, Editor 



CONTENTS— NOVEMBER, J915 

I. Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society of 

Mayflower Descendants Page 97 

II. Yarmouth, Mass., Gravestone Records . 99 

III. Register of Minor Children, Grandchildren, Neph- 

ews and Nieces of Members of the Society of 

Mayflower Descendants 100 

IV. The Vital Records of Halifax, Mass. ... 101 
V. Two Mitchell Letters 101 

VI. Family Records (Continued) 104 

VII. The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. (Continued) . . 107 
VIII. Applications for Membership in the Massachusetts 

Society of Mayflower Descendants ... no 

IX. The Mayflower Passengers in 



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Subscription rates to all who are not members of the Massachu- 
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Single copies of current issues, 15 cents each. 
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Single copies of current issues, 75 cents each. 

Special Offer for 191 5 

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1620 mSSSk 1920 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

GEORGE ERNEST BOWMAN, Editor 

Published by the 

Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants 

53 Mount Vernon Street, Boston 

VoL HI DECEMBER, J9J5 No. 8 

OFFICIAL NOTICES OF THE MASSACHUSETTS 
SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Forefathers' Day, 21 December, 1915 

The Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants will cele- 
brate the Two Hundred and Ninety-Fifth Anniversary of the Land- 
ing of The Pilgrims, by a reception at the Society's Rooms, 53 Mt. 
Vernon St., Boston, on Forefathers' Day, Tuesday, 21 December, 
1 9 1 5. The Committee on At Home Days, Mrs. George H. Woodman, 
Mrs. Lorenzo D. Baker, Jr., Mrs. George A. Burdett, Miss Grace W. 
Geer and Mrs. Edward W. Baker, will receive from three until five 
o'clock in the afternoon. 

Members may invite as many guests as they wish, and are urged 
to invite those who are eligible to membership in the Society. 

Members of other State Societies of Mayflower Descendants will 
be cordially welcomed at this reception. 

Twentieth Anniversary of the Society 

The Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants was or- 
ganized 28 March, 1896. and its Twentieth Anniversary will be cele- 
brated in March, 1916. It is hoped that the plans for this celebration 
can be announced in our January issue. 

113 



H4 Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society 



Twentieth Annual Dinner 

The Twentieth Annual Reception and Dinner of the Society 
were held at the Copley-Plaza, Boston, on Tuesday evening, 23 No- 
vember, 1915. 

Mr. Lew C. Hill, the Governor of the Society, presided. Ad- 
dresses were made by five members of the Pilgrim Tercentenary 
Commission, Hon. George von L. Meyer, Rev. Albert E. Dunning, 
D.D., Ralph Adams Cram, LL.D., Mr. Denis A. McCarthy and 
Hon. Arthur Lord. Sherman L. Whipple, Esq., the second member 
of the Commission, was present during a portion of the evening, but 
was unable to remain for the speaking. 

A New Membership Roll 

A new membership roll is being prepared, and will be mailed to 
members about the last of the month. 



Mrs. Charles F. Dowse died in Boston, 19 November, 1915. Mrs. 
Dowse was elected a member of this Society 28 March, 1900, 
as a descendant of John Howland. Her membership number was 
560. _ 3 



Members Elected 
November 19, 1915. 
No. 1387. Miss Dorothy Whipple, Brookline, Mass., tenth from 

John Howland. 
No. 1388. Miss Katharyn Carleton Whipple, Brookline, Mass., 

tenth from John Howland. 
No. 1389. James Young Noyes, Dedham, Mass., eighth from Myles 

Standish. 
November 30, 191 5. 
No. 1390. Mrs. Philip Melancthon Tucker, Brookline, Mass., ninth 

from John Howland. 
No. 1391. Mrs. George Albert Stevens, Great Barrington, Mass., 

eighth from Edward Doty. 
No. 1392. Mrs. George Augustus Healy, Rochester, Mass., ninth 

from Francis 1 Cooke, eighth from John 2 Cooke. 
No. 1393. Winfield Martin Brown, Bedford, Mass., ninth from John 

Howland. 

Attest: George Ernest Bowman, 

Secretary. 



Depositions in the Superior Court Files 115 



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DEPOSITIONS IN THE SUPERIOR COURT FILES 

{Continued from page 68) 

Among the papers in the old files of the Superior Court, in the 
Suffolk County Court House, Boston, in connection with a lawsuit 
between "John Dotey of Plimouth Husbandman" and "Nathanael 
Morton of Plymouth yeoman," concerning the ownership of a 
horse, are fifteen depositions, by residents of Plymouth, in which the 
ages of the deponents are stated. 

In May, 1697, John 2 Doty (Edward 1 ) sued Nathaniel Morton and 
won his case in the Inferior Court at Plymouth. Morton appealed 
the case to the Superior Court, in March, 1697/8, and the verdict of 
the lower court was reversed. Doty then appealed, but the Superior 
Court, held at Plymouth in March, 1698/9, affirmed its former ver- 
dict in favor of Nathaniel Morton. [Records "Superior Court of 
Judicature &c. 1686-1700", pp. 169, 240.] 

[John Doty — 1697] 

"John Dotey jun r Aged 28 years or thereabout being supenied 
Testefieth and saith That formerly my father had a Horse" etc. 
Sworn 13 June, 1697, before William Bradford, Justice of the Peace. 

[John Jackson — 1697] 

"John Jackson aged 24 years or thereabouts Testifieth and sayth 
That on y e 27 th day of February last past I went with my Brother 
Nathanael Jackson to y e house of John Dotey sen r And then & there 
Did see my said Brother Attach a horse which was in said Doteys 

Barne and delivered said horse unto Josiah Finney of Plimouth 

who afterward told me he delivered said horse unto Nathanael 
Morton" etc. Sworn 13 June, 1697, at Plymouth, before William 
Bradford, Justice of the Peace. 

[Nathaniel Jackson — 1697] 

"Nathanael Jackson aged 30 years or there abouts Testifieth & 
saith That on y e 27 th day of February last past I then being Con- 
stable of Plimouth went to y e House of John Dotey senior And there 
Attached a Horse by vertue of a warrant from Major William 
Bradford and Delivered said Horse to Josiah Finney of Plimouth 
who afterwards told me that he Delivered said horse unto Nathanael 

Morton I Took said Horse out of said Doteys Barne being tyed 

there which I adjudge to be the horse of said Dotey." Sworn 

13 June, 1697, at Plymouth, before William Bradford. Justice of the 
Peace. 



n6 Depositions in the Superior Court Files 

[Thomas Morton — 169XJ 

"The Testimony of Thomas Morton Aged thirty years or there- 
abouts That y e horse now in controvercy betweene John Dotey 

and Nathanael Morton was Branded and Eare Marked by said 
Nathanael Morton with the help of Elisha Holmes and my self 
which was Done in y e year 1693 And that there was no Artificial 
mark on said Horse before Nathanael Morton marked him. And 
that he hath had said Horse in his possession for more than three 
years since." Sworn 13 June, 1697, at Plymouth, before William 
Bradford, Justice of the Peace. 

[Elisha Holmes — 1697] 

"The Testimony of Elisha Holmes aged 26 years or there abouts 

That about three years agoe I holpe Nathanael Morton mark a 

Black Horse Coalt and said Coalt had no artificial mark on him 
before said Morton marked him." Sworn 13 June, 1697, before 
William Bradford, Justice of the Peace. 

[Isaac Doty — 1697] 

"Isaac Dotey Aged Eighteene years or there abouts Testifyeth 
and sayth That formerly my father had a horse of A Blackish couler 
with one white foote behind and a starr in his forehead .... some 
time last Winter was a Twelve month I heard my father say that 
Nathanael Morton had taken up my horse .... my father & I went 
last winter to said Morton to take up said horse and Josiah Finney 
holp my father take him up we found said Horse in Nathanael 
Mortons yard and my father shewed Josiah Finney his mark on said 
Horse his near eare which is my Fathers mark I further Testifie that 
y e horse now in Controvercy I have formerly seene in my Fathers 
Custody & possession and said horse has my fathers eare mark on 
him the mark which he marks Sheep Cattell and Horse kind withall. 
And I do account y e horse certainly to be my fathers horse. The 
horse is now about seven years old. Sworne in Court Sep* 21 : 1697" 
at Plymouth. 

[Benjamin Soule — 1697] 

"Benjamin Soule aged 31 years or there abouts Testifieth 

.... some time last winter being in y e house of James Cole in Plim- 
outh I heard Nathanael Morton Examined by Major Bradford about 
a horse claymed by John Dotey sen 1 " .... Major Bradford asked said 
Morton how old said Horse was And Morton said about four years 
old And the Major asked said Dotey how old the horse was that 
he Chalenged and Dotey said near seven years old. And said Dotey 
asked me .... how old said horse was And by the Common Rule of 
their Teeth I did account him to be near Seven years old" Sworn 
in court 21 September, 1697. 



Depositions in the Superior Court Files 117 



[Ephraim Atwood — 1697] 

"The Testimony of Ephraim Atwood Aged 17 years or there 

about That y e horse now in Controvercy betweene John Dotey 

and Nathanael Morton was Branded and Eare marked by Nath 1 
Morton with y e help of Elisha Holmes and Thomas Morton and my 
self which was done in y e year 1693 And that there was no Artificial 
mark on said Horse before said Nathanael Morton marked him 
And that he hath had said Horse in his possession for more than 
three years since And that the Deponant Judged said Horse when 
marked to be a Colt" Sworn in court 21 September, 1697. 

[Josiah Finney — 1697] 

" Josiah Finney aged about 35 years Testifieth & saith The 

latter end of last winter was a Twelve month John Dotey Came to 
my house and challenged a horse which is now in Controvercy .... 

And Dotey said that he had his Eare Mark on him And I helped 

John Dotey to Catch sd horse and we took him in Nathanael Mortons 
yard and said Dotey's son was there And Dotey shew me a mark on 
the horse on y e near Eare which Dotey said was his mark And I went 
to Town And Major Bradford was there .... And y e Major asked 
said Morton how old said horse is and Morton said as I Remember 
he said four or else five years And the Major asked Dotey how old 
the horse was that he challenged and Dotey said near Seven years 
old." Sworn in court, 21 September, 1697. 

[Samuel Cornish — 1697] 

"Samuel Cornish being aged 2j years or there abouts Testifieth 

I heard Thomas Morton say That there was a Coalt Come 

Downe a long with their Jades they Took him up about four 

year agoe I the deponant doth account that this horse that is in con- 
trovercy .... is y e horse." Sworn in court at Plymouth, 21 Septem- 
ber, 1697. 

[Isaac Tinkham — 1697] 

"The Testimony of Isaac Tinkham of 30 years of age or there 
abouts .... That Sometime y e winter before last past I heard John 
Dotey Sen r say he wanted a horse .... I heard John Nelson say, that 
the Mortons had taken up a horse .... and did not know whose the 
horse was .... I heard said Dotey say that he had been at Nathanael 
Mortons and said Morton had Taken up his horse .... I saw said 

Horse now in Controvercy .... And I account y e horse to be 

Dotey's." Sworn in court at Plymouth, 21 September. 1697. 



n8 Depositions in the Superior Court Files 



[Eleazer Dunham — 1697] 

"Eleazer Dunham aged 38 years or there abouts Testifieth 

That about three year agoe I heard Thomas Morton say That that 

horse that I suppose to be the horse in Controvercy was half of 

him his" Sworn in court at Plymouth, 21 September, 1697. 

[James Clarke — 1697] 

"The Deposition of James Clarke Aged 60 years or there abouts" 
identifying the "Horse in Controvercy." Sworn in court, 21 Sep- 
tember, 1697. 

[The Jury — September, 1697] 

On a list of certified copies supplied Nathaniel Morton of Plym- 
outh in the "case heard and Determined at y* 5 Inferiour Court at 
Plimouth Sep* 2I th jfigy Between Jn° Dotey Plf and Nath 11 Morton 
Defend*" by Samuel Sprague, clerk of the court, is written "The 
names of y e jury y l tryed s d case" as follows: William Clarke, fore- 
man, Thomas Pincin, Thomas Penney, Jonathan Ealms, Jacob Vinall, 
William Snow, Abraham Jackson, Thomas Clarke, Nathaniel 
Holmes, John Tompson, Giles Liech, James Soul. 

[John Doty — 1697/8] 

"John doty aged: 30 yeares or thare abouts testifieth and saith 
that the hors now in contrivercy I sawe in my fathares posestion 
some time the last winter was a twelfe mounth 

"I further testifie that the horse which nathanel Jacson hath 
given evedince conserning is the horse now in contryvercy." Sworn 
8 March, 1697/8, in court. 

[Isaac Doty — 1697/8] 

"Isaac doty aged 19 yeares and upward testifieth and saith some 
time the last winter was a twelve mounth my fathere and I went to 
nathanel mortons for the horse now in contryvercy and wee found 
him in nathannel mortons yard and morton said my father shall not 
have him afterward Josia Finie and my father and I took up said 
hors my fathare carried said hors home and cept said hors that 
winter tell about the 27 of February last past was a twelf mounth 
I further testifie that the hors which nathannell Jacson hath givene 
evedence conserning is the hors now in contryvercie" Sworn 
8 March, 1697/8, in court. 



Register of Minor Children 1 1 9 



KINGSTON, MASS., GRAVESTONE RECORDS 

The Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants published, 
in 1905, "Death Records from the Ancient Burial Ground at Kings- 
ton, Massachusetts," being a reprint of a series of articles in Vol- 
ume VII of "The Mayflower Descendant." 

A part of the names found in this volume are as follows : Adams, 
Bartlett, Bisbee, Bradford, Brewster, Burgess, Chandler, Churchill, 
Cobb, Cook, Cooper, Cushman, Davis, Delano, Doten, Drew, Eaton, 
Everson, Faunce, Fish, Foster, Fuller, Gray, Hall, Holmes, Little, 
McLauthlin, Mitchell, Morton, Perkins, Prince, Ring, Ripley, Rob- 
bins, Sampson, Sever, Simmons, Soule, Stetson, Thatcher, Thomas, 
Tinkham, Wardsworth, Washburn, Waterman, West, Whitten, 
Willis. 

Nine hundred and thirty-five (935) death records are given. 

Only two hundred numbered copies were printed from type, and 
only a few copies remain unsold. 

A copy will be mailed to any address on receipt of one dollar 
($1.00). 

Remittances must be payable to "Massachusetts Society of May- 
flower Descendants," and should be mailed to the Editor of this 
magazine. 



REGISTER OF MINOR CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, 

NEPHEWS AND NIECES OF MEMBERS OF THE 

SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

{Continued from page 100) 

[Membership in the Society of Mayflower Descendants is limited 
to persons over eighteen years of age, and we have frequently been 
urged to devise some plan for registering younger children, both for 
permanent record as a part of the "Mayflower Genealogies" which 
we have been compiling for many years, and for the purpose of mak- 
ing it easier for such children to become members of the Society, 
when they reach the required age. 

We have, therefore, established a registry of the children, under 
eighteen years of age, of members of the Society of Mayflower De- 
scendants. Members of all State Societies may register their children 
on payment, strictly in advance, of a fee of one dollar for each child, 
to cover the expense of recording and card indexing, and of printing 
in this department. The names of children registered will be printed, 
unless we are requested not to print them. 



120 



Marriages on Plymouth County Court Records 



Minor children of deceased members may be registered by any 
other member of the Society. 

A member of any State Society of Mayflower Descendants may 
register a minor grandchild, or a minor nephew or niece, if the child's 
father or mother, through whom the Mayflower descent is claimed, 
died without becoming a member of the Society. 

The full name, place of birth and date of birth must be given for 
each child to be registered, also the name of the State Society of 
which the parent is a member. If both parents are members, the fact 
should be stated. / 

Minor children of living parents who are eligible to membership 
in the Society, but have not become members, cannot be registered in 
this department. They may, however, be recorded, for the same fee, 
in our Registry of Non-Members, which will include non-members of 
all ages.] 

[Register of Minor Children] 

Mrs. Theodore W. Swift, Mass. 994: a daughter, Julia Gross Swift, 
born 8 November, 1902, at Provincetown, Mass. 



MARRIAGES ENTERED ON THE COURT \ RECORDS 
OF PLYMOUTH COUNTY, MASS- 

Transcribed by the Editor 

In the court records of the present County of Plymouth, Mass., 
are found numerous returns, from town clerks, of marriages in vari- 
ous towns of the county. Some of these marriages cannot now be 
found on the town records; and it is not unusual to find, in the 
court return, more information about the contracting parties than in 
the original town record. 

The marriages presented in this article Were recorded in a book 
now labelled "Records C. C. Pleas June 1702 — Mar. 1773 No. 1" 
On a fly-leaf was written: "The Counties Book of Comon Pleas 
began June 1702: ¥ Thomas Little reg r :" The marriages were 
recorded at the end of the book, which was reversed, and the pages 
were numbered towards the center. The book contains returns of 
marriages in the towns of Plymouth, Duxbury, Scituate, Marshfield, 
Bridgewater and Middleborough. 

These records were printed in "The Genealogical Advertiser", 
Vol. I, pp. 1-3, in 1898: also in F. W. Bailey's "Early Massachu- 
setts Marriages .... Second Book" under the separate towns, in 
1900. Several serious errors in the records as printed in the latter 
book (which also omits valuable portions of some of the records) 
will be noted as they occur. 



r 



Marriages on Plymouth County Court Records 121 

[p. 1] 1693 Registry of marriages within y e Town of Plimouth 
John Dotey jun r And mehetabel Nelson were married ffebruary y e 

2 d : 169J 
Joseph ffinney of plimouth marryed to mary Bryant of y e Same 

June 14 th 1693: 
John Nelson of plimouth marryed to patience Morton of y e Same 

may 4 th 1693: 
Joseph Bucland* was married to Deborah Barrow . October 17 th 

1693. 
Jeduthenf Robbins & Hannah Pratt % were marryed y e 11 th day of 

January 169I / 

Sam 1 Dunham sen r || & Sarah Watson Widdow was marryed y e 15 th 

day of January 169I 
Hugh Cole Sen r & mary morton widdow were marryed y e 30 th of 

January 169I 
1684 § John Dotey Sen r and Sarah Jones were married the 22 d of 

Novemb r 1694: 
George Barrow & Patience Simons were married the 14 th of Febru- 
ary 169* 
W m Little & Hannah wf 

[p. 2 is blank] 

[p. 3] 1693 Registry of marriages within y e Town of Duxborough 
James Thomas and mary Tilden were married January y e 3 d 169I 
Richard Waste and mary Samson were marryed octob r 26 th 1693 
James Soul was marryed to Lidia Tomson Decemb 1 " 14 th : 1693 

1694 Samuel Hill married to Phebe Leonard Novemb r 6 th 1694 
Elisha Wadsworth married to Elizabeth Wisewall y e 9 th day of 

December 1694: 

1695 Sam 1 Samson and Assadiah** Eedey were marryed y e 29 th day 
of may 1695 

James Bonney and Abigail Bishop were married the 14 th day of June 
1695 

[p. 4 is blank] 

* Not " Burland," as in Bailey, p. 7. 

t Not u Jodathon," as in " The Genealogical Advertiser." 

X Not " Piatt," as in Bailey, p. 7. 

|| "senr" is omitted in Bailey, p. 7. 

§ This year was plainly an error of the recorder, and should have been "1694." 

% This entry is in an entirely different hand, and was not completed. 

** The insertion of the question mark "(?)" after " Assadiah," in Bailey, p. 54, 
was uncalled for and misleading. There is no question mark in the original mar- 
riage record; and the reading "Assadiah" is unmistakable. Obadiah Eddy's 
daughter " Hasadiah " was born at Plymouth, 10 April, 1672, and married Samuel 
Samson. — Editor. 



122 Marriages on Plymouth County Court Records 

[p. 5] 1693 Registry of marriages within y e Town of Scituate 

John Dwelley and Rachell Buck* were married January y e 4 th : 169J 

Robert Stetson (son of Joseph Stetson) and mary Callemer were 

married y e 12 th of January 169! 
Samuel Stodder and Elizabeth [+] were married y e I st of march 169! 
John Buck of Scituate married to Sarah Dotey $ dotey of plimouth 

Aprill 26 th 1693 

[pp. 6 and 7 are blank] 1 

[p. 8] 1693 Registry of marriages within y e Town of Marshfield 
Thomas Tilden jun r married to Hannah mendall the 20 th day of 
December 1692: 

[p. 9] Registry of Maryages within y e Township of Bridgwater 1694 : 

James Harris and Elizabeth Bayley both of bridgwater marryed 
ffeb^ 14 th 169!. 

Richard Holt & Lidia Wormwood of Bridgwater marryed may y e 
10 th 1693 

James Washbourn & mary Bowden of Bridgwater marryed Decem- 
ber y e 20 th 1693 : 

John Whitemore and Ruth Bassett were marryed y e 22 d of decemb r 
1692 

Benjamin Snow and Elizabeth Alden were marryed the 12 th of 
December 1693 

John Emerson and Elizabeth Leech || were married y e 27 th of Decem- 
ber 1693: 

[p. 10 is blank] 

[p. 11] Registry of marriages within the Township of Middlebor- 

ough 
1693 : James Wood Marryed to Experience ffuller Aprill 12 th 1693 
Jacob Tomson married to Abigail Wadsworth Decemb 1 " 28 th : 1693 
1694 Samuel Eaton and Elizabeth ffuller were married y« 24 th of 

May 1694. 

* Bailey, p. 168, prints this as follows: " John Dwelley (?) & Rachel Bu " ; 

but there can be no doubt about the reading as now printed, and this reading is 
verified by the original entry on the Scituate town records, printed in " The May- 
flower Descendant," Vol. II, p. 87. — Editor. 

t Space was left for the surname, which was not entered. 

t "Pacihnce patience dotey" was first written, then all but "dotey" was 
crossed out and " Sarah Dotey" interlined, in the same hand and ink. 

II Bailey, p. 115, adds " (?) widow" to this record; but the complete original 
record reads exactly as here printed, and contains nothing to warrant such an ad- 
dition. — Editor. 



The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 123 

THE DIARY OF JABEZ FITCH, JR. 

{Continued from page log) 

ye 24 th * we went up to Bro r Jedediah Perkins's &c 

ye 25th we went to Bro r Lovet's and from there up to Lieu 1 Bishops 

and then back to Lovets and Lodg'd there, 
ye 26 th we came home Durty and weary 
Oct r 7 th I was at a Training at the Widd w Tracy's. 
About This time the Stamp Act is the whole Discorce among People 
Nov r 14 th was our public Thanksgiving — a mighty time for Marri- 

ing &c 

Dec r 2 nd I was at a Meeting of ye Select Men, and also another 
y e 6th 

ye pth was tne annU al Town Meeting — Mes rs Simon Hunting 11 
Sam 11 Huntington Sam 11 Rudd Jerem h Kinsman Elisha Fitch Simon 
Gager and Jabez Dean were chose Select Men. 

y e 16 th I was at an Adjourn'd Town meeting &c 

ye 27 th I help'd get wood for old Sam 11 Williams who was Sick. 

ye 20 th was our annual Society Meeting — The Com tee for the 
Insuing year are John Andrus Absalem Pride and Elijah Brewster 
— This Day Harbud Pride Died — The evening following I was Down 
at Dan 11 Brewsters 

ye 31st j wen t Down to Isaiah Cooks after some Cloth &c. — Bro r 
Baly staid here this night 

Jan u I st 1766. In the Morning I sold my Oxen to Bro r Baley. 

ye 3rd x was Down at Cooks again after Cloth and was Disappointed 
again &c 

ye 6 th was an Extreem cold Morning, I went to the Landing cros'd 
y e River on ye Ice &c. 

y e 13 th I was at a Meeting of the Civil Authority Select Men 
Constables and Grand-Jurors To nominate Taverns and Appoint 
Jurors &c 

ye 16 th I serv'd a warning on Joseph Yarington & another on 
Jonas Saterly to Depart y e Town, it being y e first of my Executing 
my new Office 

Sund : y e 26 th In y e Evening I heard of y e Death of Jedd h Tracy 
who Died this Morning, of a wound he accidentally Rec d last Thursday. 

y e 27 th In y e Morning I accidentally Kild a Sheep — I also went to 
ye Landing to market with it this Day &c. — This Day I also heard 
of y e Death of M r Giles's Son. 

y e 29 th I had the offer of a Rate Bill and warrant to Collect a 
Society Rate which I refused. 

ye 30th j help'd Father get some Wood. 

ye ^jst Father help'd me get wood. 

Sund : Feb 1 ^ 2 nd In the morning I hear'd a remarkable noise in the 

* Of September, 1765. 



124 " The Present Estate of New-Plimoth" in 1624 

the air, resembling Thunder but no Cloud appear'd where the noise 
was observ'd to be hear'd — I was Inform'd afterwards that many other 
people observ'd y e same noise — This Day I heard M r Treet from 
2 nd Timy 4 th 7 th 8 th 

ye yd 1 se t out at 5 oClock with my oxen to drive em down to 
Baley's I went by Stantons before Sunrise where I se J. Fitch crept 
out of beed looking like a Dunghill Cock in a Cold rainey Day, and 
soon after I was alarm'd by an out Cry at Nubarys — Then I went on 
my way with y e Oxen & at Christ 1 " Newtons was Surprisd by a herd 
of Swine runing out of a small House — Then I went on down beyond 
Park Alliens and at a turn in the Rode I observ'd a Lusty Woman got 
over a pair of Bars leaving one Rail down & went to a Hay Stack in 
a rough Field, and Fodderd two Cows — Then I went on observing 
nothing more Strange than Rocks and Raged Children till 11 oClock 
when I Arrived at Baleys where I got some Diner Eat Some Apples 
and Drink'd some Cyder and at 1 Set out for home. 

Baley's in Groton. Feb? 3 rd 1766. J. F. 

(To be continued) 



44 THE PRESENT ESTATE OF NKW-PLIMOTH" 
IN 1624 

The following account of Plymouth, in 1624, is reprinted from 
Capt. John Smith's "The General Historie of Virginia, New * England, 

and the Summer Isles to this present 1626." The copy from 

which the present transcript has been made was printed in London, 
in 1627, and is now in the Boston, Mass., Public Library. It was 
formerly the property of Rev. Thomas Prince of Boston; and the 
marginal notes in his hand prove that it was used by Prince in writ- 
ing his "Chronological History of New-England" published in 1736. 
His marginal notes on this description of Plymouth are here printed 
as footnotes. 

This account of Plymouth is found at page 247 of "The Generall 
Historie"; and on the right-hand margin, opposite the first line, was 
printed: "The present estate of the plantation at New-Plimoth . 
1624." 



The present estate of New-Plimoth. 

At New-Plimoth there is about 180 persons, some cattell and 
goats, but many swine and poultry, 32 dwelling houses, whereof 7* 
were burnt the last winter, and the value of five hundred pounds, in 

* A marginal note in the hand of Rev. Thomas Prince reads : " Govr Bradford 
mentions but 4 or 5 burnt ye last winter. But with ye 2 Burnt in 162 1 Capt Smith 
might Say y r had been 7 Burnt in all." — Editor. 



" The Present Estate of New-Plimoth" in 1624 I2 5 

other goods; the Towne is impailed about halfe a mile compasse. In 
the towne upon a high Mount they have a Fort well built with wood, 
lome, and stone, where is planted their Ordnance: Also a faire 
Watch-tower, partly framed for the Sentinell, the place it seemes is 
healthfull, for in these last three yeeres, notwithstanding their great 
want of most necessaries, there hath not one died of the first planters, 
they have made a saltworke*, and with that salt preserve the fish 
they take, and this yeare hath fraughted a ship of 180 . tunnes. The 
Governour is one M r . William Bradford, their Captaine Miles 
Standish, a bred Souldier in Holland; the chiefe men for their as- 
sistance is Master Isaak Alderton, and divers others as occasion 
serveth; their Preachers are Master William Bruster and Master 
John Layford. 

The most of them live together as one family or houshold, yet 
every man followeth his trade and profession both by sea and land, 
and all for a generall stocke, out of which they have all their main- 
tenance, untill there be a divident betwixt the Planters and the Ad- 
venturers. Those Planters are not servants to the Adventurers here, 
x but have only councells of directions from them, but no iniunctions 

or command, and all fhe masters of families are partners in land or 
whatsoever, setting their labours against the stocke, till certaine 
yeeres be expired for the division: they have young men and boies 
for their Apprentises and servants, and some of them speciall fami- 
' lies, as Ship-carpenters, Salt-makers, Fish-masters, yet as servants 
upon great wages. The Adventurers which raised the stocke to begin 
and supply this Plantation were about 70. some Gentlemen, some 
Merchants, some handy-crafts men, some adventuring great summes, 
some small, as their estates and affection served. The generall stocke 
already imploied is about 7000 . £ . by reason of which charge and 
many crosses, many of them would adventure no more, but others 
that knowes, so great a designe cannot bee effected without both 
charge, losse and crosses, are resolved to goe forward with it to their 
powers; which deserve no small commendations and encourage- 
ment. These dwell most about London, they are not a corporation, 
but knit together by a voluntary combination in a society without 
constraint or penalty, aiming to doe good & to plant Religion; they 
have a President & Treasurer, every yeere newly chosen by the 
most voices, who ordereth the affaires of their Courts and meet- 
ings, and with the assent of the most of them, undertaketh all ordi- 
nary businesses, but in more weighty affaires, the assent of the 
whole Company is required. There hath beene a fishing this yeere 
upon the Coast about 50. English ships: and by Cape Anne, there 
is a Plantation a beginning by the Dorchester men, which they hold 
of those of New-Plimoth, who also by them have set up a fishing 
worke; some talke there is some other pretended Plantations, all 
whose good proceedings the eternal God protect and preserve." 

* A marginal note in the hand of Rev. Thomas Prince reads : " yy essay'd to 
make one, but wr disappointed, as Govr Bradford informs us." — Editor. 



126 Applications for Membership 



APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE 

MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF 

MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Eligibility 

Every male or female descendant, over eighteen years of age, of 
any passenger in the Mayflower on the voyage which ended at Plym- 
outh on December 26, 1620, is eligible to membership in this Society. 
[A list of the Passengers will be found on the next page.] 

Every application for membership must be made on a "Pre- 
liminary Application" blank provided by the Society. Such appli- 
cation must bear the autograph signatures of the candidate and of 
two members of this Society who must vouch for the applicant. 

The sum of ten dollars ($10.00), to cover the Entrance Fee and 
the Annual Dues for the current fiscal year, must be deposited with the 
Secretary when the Preliminary Application is filed. 

After the Membership Committee has approved a Preliminary 
Application the Pedigree Papers are issued. If the Pedigree Papers 
are not filled out in duplicate and filed with the Secretary within 
six months after the approval of the Preliminary Application such 
approval becomes void. 

After the pedigree has been examined by the Historian the appli- 
cation is laid before the Board of Assistants, who vote upon it by 
secret ballot, and two negative votes reject. 

Entrance Fee and Annual Dues 

The Entrance Fee is five dollars. 

The Annual Dues of all members elected after 28 March, 1912, 
are five dollars, payable at the time of election and on the first day 
of March in each year; and all such members who have paid their 
dues for the fiscal year receive the Society's quarterly magazine, 
"The Mayflower Descendant," for such fiscal year without further 
charge. 

The Society's monthly magazine, "Pilgrim Notes and Queries," 
is sent free to all members. 

Members elected in the months of December, January and Febru- 
ary are not required to pay annual dues on the first day of March 
next ensuing. 

The payment at one time of the sum of one hundred dollars 
exempts the member so paying from all future annual dues, and 
constitutes him a Life Member. All Life Members receive both 
"The Mayflower Descendant" and "Pilgrim Notes and Queries" 
without extra charge. 



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PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

i J\ GEORGE ERNEST BOWMAN, Editor 

S3 Published by the 

- ^ Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants 

V\ 53 Mount Vernon Street, Boston 

Vol. IV JANUARY, J9J6 ' No. 1 



ABSTRACTS OF THE PLYMOUTH COUNTY, MASS-, 
PROBATE RECORDS AND FILES 

By George Ernest Bowman 

In 1685 Plymouth Colony was divided into three Counties — 
Plymouth, Barnstable and Bristol. All estates settled before that date 
were recorded in the Plymouth Colony Records. 

The separate series of Plymouth County Probate Records began 
with the inventory of Solomon Lenerson of Bridgewater, presented 
at the court at Plymouth, 15 June, 1686. 

The probate files contain hundreds of documents which were not 
recorded, and many of them supply important information not in- 
cluded in such documents as were put on record. It is, therefore, 
imperative that both records and files should be critically examined 
in studying any estate. 

In the present series of abstracts, the estates will be taken up as 
nearly as possible in the order in which they were entered on the 
records. Original documents remaining in the files have been 
abstracted, instead of the record; and all unrecorded documents 
connected with the settlement have also been abstracted. 



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2 Abstracts of Plymouth County Probate Records and Files 



[Solomon Lenerson] 

[Vol. I, p. i] An inventory of the estate of " Solomon Lenerson" 
"of Bridgwater" "who deceased 14 th of the 3 d month may" was 
taken 21 May, 1686, by John Willis, Sr., John Ames, Sr., Giles Leach 
and John Field. Ames and Field signed by marks. "The house & 
land" were valued at £50. The total inventory was £80, 6s. "Mary 
Lenerson made oath before the County Court held at Plimouth 
June 15 . 1686 That the above written is a true Inventory of ... . her 
late husband" before "Nath 11 Thomas assosiate" [There are no 
originals in the files.] 

[Nathaniel Willis, Sr.] 

[p. 2] An inventory of the estate of "Nathaniel Willis senior 
taken the 9 th of the seventh* month 1686" by Ensign John Haward 
and Edward Fobes. "house and land" were valued at £40. The total 
inventory was £83. "Beside twenty acres of land and a lot of Medow 
which the deceased gave to his Son before he dyed" £16. 

"Elkanan Willis made oath before the Court held at Plimouth 
September 21 . 1686" to this "Inventory of the Estat of his father 
Nathaniel Willis .... attesta Nathaniel Thomas Cler" 

[P- 5t] O n 2I September, 1686, "Administration is granted to 
Elkanan Willis of Bridgwater .... on the Estate of his father 
Nathaniel Willis deceased & the Court Desireth his uncle John Willis 
to assist him in the managment of s d Administration" and Elkanan 
and John gave bond for £40. 

On 26 October, 1686, "This Court doth order that all the s d Estate 
shall be for the use & maintinence of the widdow of the s d Deceased 
& her Daughter bethiah" as long as either survives. After the death 
of both, "what shall remain .... shall be settled according to law." 
[There are no originals in the files.] 

[John and Alice Bourn] 

[From original bond] On 10 May, 1686, Thomas Bourn, Joseph 
Waterman and John Rouse, all of Marshfield, gave bond for £200, 
sterling, "Whereas M r John Bourn Late of Marshfeild Deceased Left 
the Greatest part of his Goods & Chattells in the posession of Allice 
his wife without any other Disposure thereof by his Last will .... 
makeing her : Sole Executrix .... Who is Since allso Deceased In- 
testate & without any disposure of Sd Estate . & necessitie Requireing 
p r sent Administration Thereon, The Above named Thomas Bourn : 
have obtained Letters of Aministration protempore" Thomas Bourn 
signed by a mark ; the bondsmen signed their names. There were no 
witnesses. 

* The seventh month was September. 

1 For pages 3 and 4, see estates of John and Alice Bourn. 



Abstracts of Plymouth County Probate Records and Files 3 

[p. 3] On 12 May, 1686, Anthony Snow, Nathaniel Thomas and 
Nathaniel Winslow took an inventory "of the remaining part of the 
Goods and Chattels late of M r John Bourn deceased which he left in 
the Posession of Allice his wife & of what of them & such other goods 
& Chattels as she the s d Allice Bourn died seised of" The amount, 
deducting debts, was £107, 4s., 8d. 

On 21 September, 1686, "Thomas Bourn made oath in Court" to 
the inventory "Testa me Nathaniell Thomas Cler" 

[p. 4] "Att the County Court held at Plimouth Sep 1 . 21 . 1686 In 
Reference to the Settlement of the Goods & Chattells .... upon the 
Desire of their Children* in p r son & by their husbands & agents .... 
This Court doth order That Concerning the five orphans Children of 
the Eldest Daughter Elizabeth deceased, It shall be Estemated what 
it is worth to bring up three of them soe long as their Grandfather 
Bourn Did with what Cloathes is now allowed them out of the Estate, 
to Cloath two of them, with what there mother formerly had from 
their Granfather Bourn & if (the p r mises Considered) they have not 
had in the right of their mother her full share allready; That Then 
they shall be made up Eaquall with the other sisters in the Remaining 
Estate 

"That It shall be Estemated & vallued what the s d Bourn gave his 
other Daughters in land or otherwise & they of them which have had 
least formerly from their father shall be made Eaquall with those 
who have had most soe far as the Remaing Estate w r ill make them 
Eaquall .... Debts funerall Charges & Administration Charges being 
first paid. 

"Thomas Bourn the only son^& heir of the s d Deceased Consent- 
ing hereunto & acquitting To his sisters afores d his parts in the move- 
ables aboves d , And they his s d sisters by their husbands & agents 
afores d Released .... all their Right .... to all & every part of the 
farm in Marshfeild wherof their s d father died seised To the s d 
Thomas & his heires for ever 

"John Man is appointed to be Gardian to Joseph Bent who promis- 
eth That three or four yeare hence to put him out to a trade & *Sn the 
meane time to Instruct him in Reading & writing & fifty shillings is 
allowed him out of the s d Estate to Cloath" him & forty shillings to his 
sister Elizabeth Bent to Cloath her out of the aboves d Estate" 

*John 2 Bourne {Thomas 1 ) of Marshfield married, 18 July, 1645, Alice Be« 
bege. He was buried 8 December, 1684, at Marshfield ; and she died there 7 May. 
1686. The births of their children, Elizabeth, Thomas, Alice, Ann, Martha, Mary 
and Sarah, were recorded at Marshfield ; also the marriages of Elizabeth to Josiah 
Bent, of Thomas to Elizabeth Rouse, of Ann to John Bayley, and of Martha to 
Valentine Decro. [See Mayflower Descendant, II: 3, 5, 6, 7, III, 181, 252 and 

III: 42-] 

John 2 Bourne made his will 27 November, 16S4; his inventory was taken 
26 January, 1684/5 i and the wil1 was P rove d 4 March, 16S4/5. He mentioned his 
wife; son Thomas; my daughter Alice Man ; " my son John Man"; " my father 
Besbeech"; "mv Daughter Ann Bavley" ; "my Daughter Martha Decro'", "my 
Daughters Mary & Sarah " ; " my son Bayly " ; "'all my grandchildren " [Plymouth 
Colony Wills, 4:2: S9.] 



4 Abstracts of Plymouth County Probate Records and Files 

[William 8 Bradford] 

[p. 6*] On 23 July, 1687, "Administration was Granted to M r 
John Bradford .... upon the Estate of William Bradford late of 
Plimouth Deceased." 

On 11 July, 1687, William Brewster and Isaac Cushman took the 
inventory. The total amount was £36, 7s., 6d. No real estate was 
included. "Benj Bartlett Jun r " owed the estate £2. "M r John Brad- 
ford made oath" to the inventory, 23 July, 1687, "before Nathaniel 
Thomas Esq r Judge of the Inferior Court of Comon Pleas" 

[From unrecorded document] On 3 July, 1688, John Bradford, 
administrator, presented an account, which was not recorded and 
bears no endorsement to show that it was approved by the court. 
The persons mentioned are: Elkanah Cushman, Capt. Thomas, "M 1 
Wiswal", John Sturdivant, "M r Avery of Boston", "Josias Crooker 
of Barnstable", "James Partridg of Duxborow", "William Shirtly". 
"James and Eprahim Cooke", John Murdo, "John Rogers Senior", 
Thomas Cushman, Jonathan Alden. 

[William Clarke] 

[p. 7] William Clarke of Duxbury made his will 3 January, 
1686/7. Bequests were as follows: 

To "wife Martha my Eighteen acre Lot with y e orchard therein" 

"if william Clarke of Plimouth or any other pretending relation 
to me by blood Expect any of my estate I give him only i8 d in silver." 

To "william bonny (whom I brought up from his Childhood) my 
dwelling house and threescore acre lot togather with all my household 
stuff and Cattle of all sorts remaining at my wives decease provided 
and upon condition that he the s d William Bonny live and remaine 
in the abovesaid house with my wife Martha and be care full to manage 
and till my land and well Improve my stock for my wives support and 
comfort according to her advice, during her life . otherwise the s d 
house land household stuff and stock shall be and remaine in the power 
and at the only dispose of mv wife Martha togather with all debts 
moneys &c." Wife Martha was made executrix. 

The will was signed by a mark. The witnesses were John Wads- 
worth, Sr., and Ichabod Wiswall. The will was probated 8 June, 1687, 
both witnesses testifying, at the Inferior Court of Common Pleas, 
at Plymouth. 

[p. 9] On 9 March, 1686/7, an inventory of the personal estate J 
was taken by John Soule and John Wadsworth, Sr. The amount wa^ 
£49, 16s. "Martha Clarke made oath" to the inventory, 8 June, 1687. 
It was recorded by Nathaniel Thomas, Clerk. 

[On p. 8] On 21 July, 1688, on complaint of "Martha Clarke of j 
Duxborough widow" that "William Boney whome her late Husband 
and she Brought up of a child hath in disorderly maner deserted her | 

* For page 5, see estate of Nathaniel Willis, Sr. 



Depositio7is i?i Plymouth Colony Records 5 

Imployment and is Gone away from her and so hath bin absent from 
her house about three weeks" a warrant for his arrest was issued. 

"William Boney being brought before me" on 7 August, 1688, 
"Answered that he then being of full age when he left her thought 
he might then provide for himself as accordingly he had done The 
Widdow Clarke Desired her husbands will might be Readd to him 
which was accordingly done And with Respect to y e legacy therein 
bequeathed to him upon Condition of his Dwelling with her and 
manageing of her business for her during her life he would goe home 
with her and fulfill the said Condition and Enjoy y e legacy he 
Answered that he would Rather than goe to dwell with her again 
Renounce his legacy mentioned in the said Will and did Before 
me Renownce and disclaime all Right to and Interest in the s d legacy 
and Into Every part thereof 
January 4 th 169I N Thomas. 

"Entered p r order of y e Justices in Sessions at Plimouth y e 3 d 
Tuesday of decemb r 1693 

p* Sam 1 Sprague Clerk" 

[On page 10 is recorded the appointment of an administrator on 
the estate of John Alden, the Mayflower Passenger, and the inventory. 
These were printed in full in this Society's quarterly magazine, "The 
Mayflower Descendant," Volume III, page 10. — Editor.'] 

(To be continued) 



DEPOSITIONS IN PLYMOUTH COLONY RECORDS 

With Notes by the Editor 

The depositions here presented were found by the Editor in the 
Plymouth Colony Records of Deeds, and pf Wills, at Plymouth, and 
are printed in order to make accessible the interesting and important 
genealogical data they contain. 

John Winslow, of Plymouth, and afterwards of Boston, married 
Mary 2 Chilton (James 1 ), and two of their sons-in-law are mentioned 
in his deposition: Edward Gray of Plymouth, whose first wife was 
Mary Winslow 3 (Mary 2 Chilton, James 1 ) ; and Myles 2 Standish (Capt. 
Myles 1 ) of Duxbury and Boston, who was the first of the three hus- 
bands of Sarah W T inslow 8 (Mary 2 Chilton, James 1 ). 

Sarah (Winslow 8 ) Standish had no children by her first husband. 
By her second husband, Tobias Payne, she had one child; and by her 
*third husband, Richard Middlecott, there were three children. 

The deposition of Thomas Clarke, showing that he was only about 
fifteen years of age in 1620, proves conclusively that the oft repeated 
ciaim, that he was the mate of The Mayflower, is without any 
foundation. 



6 Depositions in Plymouth Colony Records 

The probating of the nuncupative will of John Tilson was the 
occasion of depositions giving the ages of John Andrews, Samuel 
Savory and Abigail Ransom. 



[John Winslow and Thomas Clarke] 

[Plym. Col. Deeds, 3 : 22] " The Testimony of John Winslow of 
Boston aged about sixty eight This Deponant Testifyeth that in the 
yeare 1661, Myles Standish of Boston and Edward Gray of New 
Plymouth being both of them together att my house the said Standish 
Did Impower and authorise the said Gray to sell for him all his land 
with the appurtenances therunto belonging att a place called Coaksett 
in the Gov r ment of New Plymouth and 'to returne the pay for the same 
unto the wife of the said Standish and further saith not; 

"Taken upon oath in Boston February 22 cond 1664 before mee 

Edward Tinge Comissioner" 

"I Thomas Clarke late of Plymouth aged about fifty and nine 
yeares or therabouts Doe Testify That I Thomas Clarke brought from 
Boston an order under Myles Standish his hand for Edward Gray of 
Plymouth wherby hee Did fully authorise Edward Gray of Plymouth 
to make full sale of all the lands att Ponagansett; This I Testify 
under oath this fifteenth Day of December 1664 

V me Thomas Clarke 
"Taken upon oath this 15 th of December 1664 before mee 

Thomas Prence Gov. r :" I 

I 

[Tilson — Andrews — Savory — Ransom] 

[Plym. Col. Wills, 3:1 193] "The last will and Testament of 
John Tilson of Scittuate late Deceased exhibited to the Court held att 
Plymouth the 29 th of October 1673 as it is Contained in the Testi- 
monyes following; 

"I John Andrews aged about 28 yeares Doe Testify that John 
Tilson being sicke I asked him how hee would Dispose of his land 
and his answare to mee was that if hee Died without an heire; That 
his brother Ephraim Tilsons eldest son Edmond Tilson should Injoy 
his house and land; 

"Taken upon oath this 30 th Day of October 1673 before mee 

Constant Southworth Assist:" 

"I Samuell Savory* aged 22 yeares Doe Testify That I heard 
John Tilson say that his brother Ephraim Tilsons son Edmond should 
be his heire of his house and lands and meddowes"f 

"I Abigail! Ransom aged about 36 yeares Doe witnes that I heard 
John Tilson say that his brother Ephraim Tilsons son should be his 
heire of his house and lands and meddowes"t 

* This name is incorrectly printed " Samson " in the Tilson Genealogy, page 35. 
t Made 30 October, 1673, before Constant Southworth, Assistant. 

I 



Plymouth County Records of Deeds 7 

PLYMOUTH COUNTY, MASS., RECORDS OF DEEDS 

Abstracts by George Ernest Bowman 

When Plymouth Colony was divided, in 1685, into Plymouth 
County, Barnstable County and Bristol County, the six volumes of 
Plymouth Colony Records of Deeds were retained in the Plymouth 
County Registry, and for several years continued to be used for re- 
cording transfers of land. 

The separate series of Plymouth County Records of Deeds was 
begun 6 August, 1686, by Nathaniel Thomas; and it is interesting to 
note that the first deed recorded was one made nearly forty years 
earlier, in 1648, and then witnessed by John Alden, who in 1686, as 
an Assistant, took the acknowledgment of the original grantor, 
Robert Barker. 

An exhaustive abstract of each deed will be given, following the 
order of the paging of the record, the volume and page of the original 
being noted in the margin, in brackets. 



[Robert Barker to John Barker] 

[Plym. Co. Deeds, 1:1] "I Robert Barker have gi[ven to] my 
brother John Barker .... half of my three acres of Marsh .... 
b[e]tween his upland & the South River .... in Consideration of part 
of the meadow my brother lost by the agreement with John Phillips" 
dated 19 June, 1648, "& this is in full Satisfaction for my part of w T hat 
was lost as afores d & my Brother is to have the Southerly side of my 
three acrees of meddow next his own meaddow" 

The deed was dated 22 June, 1648, signed by Robert Barker (by 
a mark) and John Barker, and witnessed by John Alden. 

"The above written Robert Barker senior appeared & acknowl- 
eged this Instument (the which my hand is set to a witness) .... 
This 6 1 day of Aug 1 1686 pr me John Alden Assist" Recorded 
6 August, 1686, by Nathaniel Thomas, Clerk. r 

[Crow and Herbert to Crow] 

[1 : 2] ''whereas William Crow late of y e Town of Pl[ymouth] 
.... New England Gen 1 by his L[ast wi]ll" dated 2 February, 1683, 
bequeathed to "his Brethren in Coventry in y e County of Warwick 
.... viz 1 to Samuel Thomas and Robert Crow and unto John & mary 
Herbert Joyntly and Severally or to y e longest liver of them" £100 
sterling, to be paid after the "Decease of Hannah then wife of the 
said William Crow And Sole Executrix of the said Will .... Where- 
fore .... We Thomas and Robert Crow and John and mary Herbert 
Survivers of of the above named .... upon .... Agreement with 
Hannah the said Executrix .... acknowledge that we have Received 



8 Plymouth Coimty Records of Deeds 

of M r Joseph and Samuel Alford Merch ts by the order of the said 
Executrix" £35, lawful money, "which we have accepted in full 
Satisfaction for y e said Sum of" £100 sterling. 

Dated 1 March, 1694. Signed by Robert Crowe, Thomas Crowe, 
John Herbert, Mary Herbert. Witnessed by William Bird, Robert 
Bedford, Sr., Miles Flint, Jefford Youngbone. Recorded 20 July, 1700, 
by Samuel Sprague, Recorder. 

[Isaac Howland to Nathaniel Thomas] 

[1:3] "Isaac Howland of Midd[le]bury" for £4, current money, 
sold to "Cap 1 Nathaniel Thomas of Marshfeild .... my whole share 
or part being the thirty fift part of a Certain tract .... Comonly 
Called the Majors Purchass .... which s d whole Tract of land is 
bounded by the lands of Plimouth & Duxbury on the one side & of 
Bridgwater on the other side & by the lands of Middlebury formerly 
Purchased by Cap 1 Thomas Southworth on another side as may appear 
by an Indian Deed formerly made unto Major Winslow dated" 9 July, 
1662, "part of which s d whole Tract viz a sedar Swamp is allredy 
devided bounded & lotted into seven Allotments & five proprietors or 
shares to one lot & the lot hereby sould is in the 2 d share or Devision 
o[f] the s d Swamp & is parsell of the s d Share the Remainder whereof 
is yet undevided" 

Dated 1 June, 1686, and acknowledged the same day, before John 
Wally, Assistant. Witnessed by John Tomson and Hugh Cole. 
Recorded in September*, 1686, by Nathaniel Thomas, Clerk. 

[Harlakenden Symonds to Samuel West] 

[1 : 4] "Harlackind[en] Symonds of Boston .... in America 
Gent." for "one horse .... & the sum of three pounds to be paid in 
building & fenceing on the land of John Pollard of Belcham Paul 
in the County of Essex in old England (which lands is .... in Dux- 
bury .... New Plimouth . . . .) when the same shall be Demanded by 
the s d Pollard or his heires & when the s d land shall be Devided from 
the other Moiety by these p r sents sould) By Samuel West of Dux- 
bury afores d Yeoman" sold to said Samuel West "one Moiety or half 
part of a Certaine Tract or percell of land .... in Duxbury afores d 
& is bound Eastward by the land of the s d West & Northward by the 
land of Edmond Western & Westward & Southward by the Comon 
which s d land was sometimes the land of Georg Pollard formerly of 
Duxbury afores d Deceased & by his Brother & heire John Pollard the 
s d Moiety was given & granted to me the s d Symonds, which s d whole 
Tract Containeth by Estemation forty acres more or less" 

Dated 6 September, 1678, and acknowledged the same day, before 
Josiah Winslow, Governor. Witnessed by Peregrine White and 
Nathaniel Thomas. Recorded in September*, 1686, by Nathaniel 
Thomas, Clerk. 

* The dav of the month was not entered. 



Plymouth County Records of Deeds 9 

[William Clarke to Samuel West] 

[1 : 6] "William Clarke of Duxbury .... Planter" for £3, 10s., 
sold to "Samuel West of Duxbury afores d house Carpenter .... all 
that my Meadow or Marshland .... at a Place Comonly Called .... 
the Gurnett Marsh being by Estemation three acres more or less" 

Dated 14 May, 1684, signed by a mark, and acknowledged the same 
day, before John Alden, Assistant. Witnessed by Nathaniel Thomas 
and Josiah Holmes. Recorded in September,* 1686, by Nathaniel 
Thomas, Clerk. 

[George Partridge to Samuel West] 

[1 : 7] "Georg Partridg of Duxbury .... Planter", for fifty shil- 
lings, sold to " Samuel West of Duxbury af ores d house Carpenter .... 
one Moiety or half part of a share or thirty fift part of a Certain Tract 
or p r sell of land .... near unto Mattakeese Ponds & Indian head River 
Pond adjoyning to Jones River Pond Purchased from the Indian 
Sachem Josias Chickatabut Alias wompiattuck by Major Winslow 
& Comonly Called the Majors Purchass p r cell of which s d Tractt of 
land viz a sedar Swamp is allready devided bounded & lotted by p r sons 
there unto appointed as may appeare more fully upon Record in the 
Court Roles of New Plimouth & the half lot hereby granted & sould 
is sittuate in the third devision of lots in the s d Swamp unto the name 
of Georg Partridg as by the s d Record" 

Dated 1 April, 1684, signed by a mark, and acknowledged the same 
day, before William Bradford, Deputy Governor. Witnessed by 
Nathaniel Thomas and Isaac Howland. Recorded in September*, 
1686, by Nathaniel Thomas, Clerk. 

[Abraham Samson to John Rows] 

[1:9] "Abram Samson of Duxbury .... Sendeth Greeting &c 
Wheras I the s d Abram Samson & John Rows had a grant of a p r sell 
of land from the Court of Plimouth in the yeare 1640 lying att Cars- 
well Creeke Now in the Township of Marshfeild as by the Court 
Records more fully Doth appear . And wheras I the s d Abram Samson 
sould my part thereof & the s d John Rows Purchase the same soe as 
he was Possesed of the whole grant .... & Died seised thereof & left 
the same whole grant to his son John Rows now of Marshfeild .... 
noe Deed haveing .... pased from me for the same Now Know yee 
that I . . . . Release & for Ever quitt Claime unto the s d John Rows 
son of the s d John Rows deceased all my Right .... of & into the s d 
grant of land at Careswell Cqeeke" 

Dated 25 August, 1686, signed by a mark, and acknowledged the 
same day, before John Alden, Assistant. Witnessed by Jonathan Alden 
and David Alden. Recorded in October*, 1686, by Nathaniel Thomas, 
Clerk. 

* The day of the month was not entered. 

( To be continued ) 



io The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 



THE DIARY OF JABEZ FETCH, JR. 

TRANSCRIBED BY THE EDITOR 
{Continued from Vol. Ill, p. 124) 
JEt. 29. February 1766. 

ye yd At I oClock I set out from Baley's for home, came by the 
Bars where y e Woman went to foddering & y e rail she left down was 
put up, then I toock my pen knife and cut three smal noches in one 
post of the Bars & came along as far as Spencers where I left y e 
Rode for a nearer way, But I soon met y e broken leg'd Irishman a 
Beger who hinder'd me some time but at last I got rid of him for 
three Copper's, then I came through y e woods, being hinder'd some 
in finding the way, while I got to SoI n Avery's where y e Negro Burnt 
the Barn, Horse &c then I came by Pauquatanoc and was at y e plais 
where Williams's great House was when the Sun set, I got home Yz an 
hour after 7 . tierd anough. 

ye ^th J was a t a Society Meeting where Benjamin Fitch was 
chose Collecter — This Evening we had a frey with M r Dan 11 Charles 
and his Spark 

ye 5th 1 . wen t to Mill at Wilber's in Preston. 

y e 8 th In y e Morning I found one of my Calf's had lost one of his 
Horns 

ye I0 th J ma d e fence in the great Swamp. 

ye 12th M r Benj n Brewster of Lebanon was here — This night the 
old Widd w Cook Died. 

ye j^th J W ent into the Pine Swomp in Preston &c. 

ye 14th The widd w was buried 

y« 15 th I went into y e Pine Swomp ag-ain with old Sam 11 Williams. 
This Day my Wife Scalt her foot 

ye 17 th I Saw'd with Dan 11 Mix for old S m Williams. 

y e 18 th Sister Rudd was here 

ye jpth 1 was at a Lecture at Bro r Elisha's where I heard M r 
Parke &c. In y e Evening I was at a Singing Meeting there This 
Night David Andrus Died of a short Disease 

ye 21 st I attended M r Andrus's Funeral 

ye 22 nd I accidentally Burnt some Fence. 

Sund : y e 23 rd I heard M r Wight 

ye 24 th I began to get out my Flax having made me a new Flax 
Break. 

ye 25th J was at a Meeting of the Sons of Liberty in Preston uper 
Society on ac 1 of the Stamp- Act &c. — It was a Stormy Day. I came 
home by Bro* Elisha's &c. 

ye 26 th I se a Jolly Tinker at Fathers, in y e Afternoon I was 
Down in Wales where I hear'd a number of men a Hunting with 
Hounds &c — This Day I arrive'd to 29 Years of Age. 

March 4 th Sam 11 Lovet was here &c. 



■fc> 



Family Records from the Barrows Papers 1 1 

y e 6 th I was at M r Lenerds & Benajah Fitch's, then I went to 
Benj n Fitch's and Reckon'd with him and his Son Dan 11 about this 
time Jos h Fitch was Married to Mary Andrus &c 

ye ^th J ma de Some Ropes for Capt Backus. 

Sund: y e 9 th I heard M r Parke from Ephesians I st 18 th 

y e 10 th there was a Storm of Snow. 

ye 20 th J was 2X a Meeting of the Sons of Liberty of y e Town of 
Norwich where Maj r Durkee and Capt Perkins were chose to attend 
y e Gen 11 Congress at Hartford previus to Freemen's Meeting. 

ye 24th 1 went Down to John Aiers's to buy a yoke of Oxen but 
y e man was not at home. 

ye 25th The Superior Court set at Norwich &c. L d Granvel & the 
Stamp paper was Hang'd Whip'd and Burnt. 

ye 26 th M r Burnet and his Wife were here. 

ye 28 th We began to wean Theo s Wils n * the the Scotsman. 

y e 31 st John Baley and his Wife were here, This Day I heard 
a Rep 1 that y* Stamp Act is Repeald ; in the Evening I Serv'd a Cita- 
tion on Bro r Elisha Concerning a Highway &c. 

{To be continued) 



FAMILY RECORDS FROM THE BARROWS PAPERS 

Among the old papers in the collection presented to the Massachu- 
setts Society of Mayflower Descendants, by Mrs. Mary F. Dexter, as 
executrix of the will of Miss Sarah T. Barrows of Middleborough, 
Mass., is a worn and badly stained sheet of paper, about nine and 
one-half inches tall by six and one-half inches wide, containing a 
family record in the handwriting of Coombs Barrows 5 of Middle- 
borough. 

Coombs, the son of Samuel and Mercy Barrows, was born 15 De- 
cember, 1704. and died 30 November, 1775-f His mother was Mercy 
Coombs 4 (Francis 5 , Sarali' Priest, Degory 1 ). He married first, on 
15 May. 1729, Joanna Smith of Middleborough, and second, on 29 May, 
.1732, Mary Dwelley, also of Middleborough. % 

A copy of his family record follows : 



* Jabez Fi^ch, jr., had twin sons, Theophilus Wilson and Samuel Perkins, 
born 15 July, 1765. See Mayflower Descendant, 2:21, and Pilgrim Notes and 
Queries, 3 : 109. — Editor. 

t Mayflower Descendant, 2 : 105 and 12 : 68. 

X Ibid. 8: 250 and 9:47. 



12 Register of Minor Children 

[Family Record of Coombs Barrows 8 ] 

Ruth Barrows Daughter of Coombs Barrows by : Joanna his wife was 

born January 31 1729/30 
Joanna Barrows wife of Coombs Barrows Deac d : march The 14 th 

1730/31 in the 21 : yeare of her age 
Abner Barrows Son of : Coombs Barrows by mary His wife was 

borne Dec 1 "" 29 : : 1732 
Joanna Barrows Daughter of Coombs Barrows by mary His Wife 

was borne July : 21 . 1734 
Rachal Barrows Daughter of Coombs Barrows by mary His wife 

was born June y e 9 : 1738 
Deborah Barrows Daughter of Coombs Barrows by mary His wife 

was born february : 21 : 1739/40 
Thankful Barrows Daughter of Coombs Barrows by mary His Wife 

was born april y e 11 : 1742 
Joseph Barrows a son & mary Barrows a Daughter Children of 

Coombs Barrows by mary his wife ware Born Twins January 22 d 

1743 

which Children Dec d viz Joseph January : 28 : 1743 and mary Janu- 
ary ye 29 : 1743 

Mar}' Barrows the wife of Coombs Barrows Deac d Januay : 26 : 1743. 
In the 36 yeare of her age 



REGISTER OF MINOR CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, 

NEPHEWS AND NIECES OF MEMBERS OF THE 

SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

{Continued from Vol. Ill, p. 120) 

[Membership in the Society of Mayflower Descendants is limited 
to persons over eighteen years of age, and we have frequently been 
urged to devise some plan for registering younger children, both for 
permanent record as a part of the "Mayflower Genealogies" which 
we have been compiling for many years, and for the purpose of mak- 
ing it easier for such children to become members of the Society, 
when they reach the required age. 

We have, therefore, established a registry of the children, under 
eighteen years of age, of members of the Society of Mayflower De- 
scendants. Members of all State Societies may register their children 
on payment, strictly in advance, of a fee of one dollar for each child, 
to cover the expense of recording and card indexing, and of printing 
in this department. The names of children registered will be printed, 
unless we are requested not to print them. 



Govertwr Bradford's Letter Book 13 

Minor children of deceased members may be registered by any 
other member of the Society. 

A member of any State Society of Mayflower Descendants may 
register a minor grandchild, or a minor nephew or niece, if the child's 
father or mother, through whom the Mayflower descent is claimed, 
died without becoming a member of the Society. 

The full name, place of birth and date of birth must be given for 
each child to be registered, also the name of the State Society of 
which the parent is a member. If both parents are members, the fact 
should be stated. 

Minor children of living parents who are eligible to membership 
in the Society, but have not become members, cannot be registered in 
this department. They may, however, be recorded, for the same fee, 
in our Registry of Non-Members, which will include non-members of 
all ages.] 

[Register of Minor Children] 

Rev. Dudley R. Child, Mass. 482: a son, Dudley Richards Child, Jr., 
born 24 October, 1910, at Pepperell, Mass.; a son, Roger Bowman 
Child, born 4 December, 1912, at Pepperell, Mass.; a son, Robert j 

Warren Child, born 8 July, 1914, at Pepperell, Mass. 



GOVERNOR BRADFORD'S LETTER BOOK 

In 1793, James Clarke of Halifax, N. S., presented to the Massa- 
chusetts Historical Society a portion of a manuscript letter book of 
Gov. William Bradford, found some years earlier in a grocer's shop 
in Halifax. As the first page of the recovered portion was numbered 
339, it is probable that many interesting and valuable letters have 
been lost. 

The portion recovered was printed in the Collections of the 
Massachusetts Historical Society, but the original manuscript again 
disappeared. 

In 1906, The Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants 
reprinted the Letter Book and can supply copies at one dollar ($1.00) 
each, postage prepaid. 

The recovered portion of the Letter Book contained copies of 
letters written by Gov. Bradford or received by him, between the 
years 1624 and 1630. Among the names mentioned we find: Alden. 
Allerton, Andrews, Bangs, Bass, Billington, Blossom, Bradford, 
Brewster, Brown, Collier, Cooke, Cotton, Cushman, Doty, Eaton. 
Endicott. Faunce, Fletcher, Fuller, Hatherley, Hicks, Hopkins, How- 
land, Jenney, Johnson, Kempton, Mitchell, Morton. Oldham. Peirce. 
Pratt, Prince, Robinson. Shaw, Shirley. Smith. Standish, Thomas, 
Tilden, Trasie, White, Winsldw, Winthrop, Wright. 



14 Applications for Membership 



APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE 

MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF 

MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Eligibility 

Every male or female descendant, over eighteen years of age, of 
any passenger in the Mayflower on the voyage which ended at Plym- ' J 
outh on December 26, 1620, is eligible to membership in this Society. 
[A list of the Passengers will be found on the next page.] 

Every application for membership must be made on a "Pre- 
liminary Application" blank provided by the Society. Such appli- 
cation must bear the autograph signatures of the candidate and of 
two members of this Society who must vouch for the applicant. 

The sum of ten dollars ($10.00), to cover the Entrance Fee and 
the Annual Dues for the current fiscal year, must be deposited with the 
Secretary when the Preliminary Application is filed.. i 

After the Membership Committee has approved a Preliminary j 

Application the Pedigree Papers are issued. If the Pedigree Papers 
are not filled out in duplicate and filed with the Secretary within 
six months after the approval of the Preliminary Application such 
approval becomes void. 

After the pedigree has been examined by the Historian the appli- 
cation is laid before the Board of Assistants, who vote upon it by 
secret ballot, and two negative votes reject. 

Entrance Fee and Annual Dues 

The Entrance Fee is five dollars. 

The Annual Dues of all members elected after 28 March, 1912, 
are five dollars, payable at the time of election and on the first day 
of March in each year; and all such members who have paid their 
dues for the fiscal year receive the Society's quarterly magazine, 
"The Mayflower Descendant," for such fiscal year without further 
charge. 

The Society's monthly magazine, "Pilgrim Notes and Queries," 
is sent free to all members. 

Members elected in the months of December, January and Febru- 
ary are not required to pay annual dues on the first day of March 
next ensuing. 

The payment at one time of the sum of one hundred dollars 
exempts the member so paying from all future annual dues, and 
constitutes him a Life Member. All Life Members receive both 
"The Mayflower Descendant" and "Pilgrim Notes and Queries" 
without extra charge. 



The Mayflower Passengers 



i? 



THE MAYFLOWER PASSENGERS 

There were only one hundred and four (104) Mayflower Passen- 
gers. Every one of them is included in the two lists following. 
There were no other passengers. 

[The 49 Passengers from Whom Descent Can Be Proved] 



John 1 Alden 
Isaac 1 Allerton 

wife Mary 

daughter Mary 2 

daughter Remember 2 
John 1 Billington 

wife Eleanor 

son Francis 2 
William 1 Bradford 
William 1 Brewster 

wife Mary 

son Love 2 
Peter 1 Brown 
James 1 Chilton 

wife 

daughter Mary 2 
Francis 1 Cooke 

son John 2 



Edward 1 Doty 
Francis 1 Eaton 

wife Sarah 

son Samuel 2 
Edward 1 Fuller 

wife 

son Samuel 2 
Dr. Samuel 1 Fuller 
Stephen 1 Hopkins 

2d wife, Elizabeth 

son Gyles 2 
(by 1st wife) 

daughter Constance 2 
(by 1st wife) 
John 1 Howland 
William 1 Mullins 

wife Alice 

daughter Priscilla 2 



Degory 1 Priest 
Thomas 1 Rogers 

son Joseph 2 
Henry 1 Samson 
George 1 Soule 
Myles 1 Standish 
John 1 Tilley 

wife 

daughter Elizabeth 2 
Richard 1 Warren 
William 1 White 

wife Susanna 

son Resolved 2 

son Peregrine 2 
Edward 1 Winslow 



[The 55 Passengers from Whom We Cannot Prove Descent] 



Bartholomew 2 Allerton 
John Allerton 
John 2 Billington 
Dorothy Bradford 

( 1st wifeof William 1 ) 
Wrestling 2 Brewster 
Richard Britteridge 
William Butten 
Robert Carter 
John Carver 
Katharine Carver 

(wife of John) 
Maid servant of the 

Carvers 
Richard Clarke 
Humility Cooper 
John 1 Crackston 

son John 2 

Ely 

Thomas English 



Moses Fletcher 
Richard Gardiner 
John Goodman 
William Holbeck 
John Hooke 
Damans 2 Hopkins 
Oceanus 2 Hopkins 
John Langmore 
William Latham 
Edward Leister 
Edmund Margeson 
Christopher Martin 

wife 

Desire Minter 
Ellen More 
Jasper More 
Richard More 
[a boy] More 
Joseph 2 Mullins 
Solomon Prower 



John Rigdale 

wife Alice 
Rose Standish 

(1st wife of Myles 1 ) 
Elias Story 
Edward Thomson 
Edward Tilley 

wife Ann 
Thomas 1 Tinker 

wife 



son 



William Trevore 
John 1 Turner 

son 

son 

Roger Wilder 
Thomas Williams 
Elizabeth Winslow 

( 1st wife of Edward 1 ) 
Gilbert Winslow 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

Committee on Publication 

Lew C. Hill Alvin P. Johnson Frederick Foster 

George Ernest Bowman, Editor 



CONTENTS -JANUARY, I9J6 

I. Abstracts of the Plymouth County, Mass., Probate 

Records and Files. By George Ernest Bowman, Page I 
II. Depositions in Plymouth Colony Records. With 

Notes by the Editor 5 

III. Plymouth County, Mass., Records of Deeds. 

Abstracts by George Ernest Bowman . . 7 

IV. The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. Transcribed by the 

Editor. (Continued) 10 

V. Family Records from the Barrows Papers . . ii t 
VI. Register of Minor Children, Grandchildren, Neph- 
ews and Nieces of Members of the Society of 

Mayflower Descendants 12 

VII. Governor Bradford's Letter Book .... 13 
VIII. Applications for Membership in the Massachusetts 

Society of Mayflower Descendants ... 14 

IX. The Mayflower Passengers 15 



"Pilgrim Notes and Queries" is issued monthly (except June, 
July, August and September) by the Massachusetts Society of May- 
flower Descendants, and is sent free to all members of that Society. 



Subscription rates to all who are not members of the Massachu- 
setts Society of Mayflower Descendants: 

"Pilgrim Notes and Queries," $1.00 per year, strictly in advance. 

Single copies of current issues, 15 cents each. 
"The Mayflower Descendant," $3.00 per year, strictly in advance. 

Single copies of current issues, 75 cents each. 

Special Offer for 1916 

"Pilgrim Notes and Queries," Vol. IV (1916) ] sent to one address 

and [ for $3.50, if paid 

"The Mayflower Descendant," Vol. XVIII (1916)] strictly in advance 

Remittances must be payable to " Massachusetts Society of May- 
flower Descendants" and should be mailed to the Editor, at the 
Society's Rooms, 53 Mt. Vernon St., Boston, Mass. 

Entered at the Boston, Mass., post office as second class mail matter 




1620 Mlillfe 1920 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

GEORGE ERNEST BOWMAN, Editor 

Published by the 

Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants 

53 Mount Vernon Street, Boston 

Vol. IV FEBRUARY, 19J6 No. 2 



OFFICIAL NOTICES OF THE MASSACHUSETTS 
SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Special Business Meeting, i6 February, 1916 

In accordance with a vote of the Board of Assistants, acting 
under the authority conferred by Article XIII, Section 2, of the By- 
Laws, notice is hereby given that a Special Meeting of the Massachu- 
setts Society of Mayflower Descendants will be held at the Society's 
Rooms, No. 53 Mt. Vernon St., Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, 
16 February, 1916, at three o'clock in the afternoon, to hear the first 
reading of a proposed amendment to the By-Laws, and to transact 
such other business as may properly come before a special meeting. 

Refreshments will be served by the Committee on At Home Days, 
at the close of the business meeting. 

Important Notice 

Members are requested to bear in mind that, by vote of the Board 
of Assistants, Official Notices of meetings are to be given by publica- 
tion in "Pilgrim Notes and Queries." 

The Mary Chilton Memorial 

Especial attention is directed to the article on another page about 
the proposed Memorial to Mary Chilton. 

17 



1 8 Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society 

Annual Dues 

The Annual Dues will be payable on the first day of March, 1916, 
and members will greatly facilitate the Treasurer's work if they will 
remit without waiting for the bills to be sent out. 

The usual receipts will be sent for all payments made, in advance 
or otherwise. 

Remittances must be payable to "Society of Mayflower Descend- 
ants/' and be mailed to Mr. Alvin P. Johnson, Treasurer, 53 Mt. 
Vernon St., Boston, Mass. Remittances not made payable as stated 
cause much unnecessary work every year. 

Life Membership 

A member of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descend- 
ants may become a Life Member by the payment of one hundred 
dollars ($100.00) at one time. 

Life Members are entitled to all the privileges of members paying 
annually, and receive, without extra charge, the Society's two maga- 
zines, "The Mayflower Descendant" and "Pilgrim Notes and 
Queries." 

Donations to the Library and Cabinet 

From Mr. Philip L. Cobb, the compiler: "A History of the Cobb 
Family." 

From Mr. Francis R. Stoddard. Jr., the compiler: "The Stoddard 
Family." 

From Mrs. W. H. Whitley: Two Photographs of the Family 
Bible of Phineas Latham. 

From Mr. George Ernest Bowman: Annual Report of the Amer- 
ican Historical Association, 1913. Two volumes. 



Mrs. Annie Trowbridge Ward died in Boston, Mass., 26 December, 

191 5. Mrs. Ward was elected a member of this Society 21 Feb- 
ruary, 1899, and was descended from James Chilton, Francis 
Cooke, Francis Eaton, Dr. Samuel Fuller and Stephen Hopkins. 
Her membership number was 451. 

Miss Mary Catherine Walker died in Lowell, Mass., 12 January, 

19 16. Miss Walker was elected a member of this Society 1 Sep- 
tember. 1897, her membership number being 244. She was a 
descendant of Elder William Brewster, Francis Cooke and 
Stephen Hopkins. 

Col. Charles A. Hopkins died in Winchendon, Mass., 28 January, 
1916. Col. Hopkins was a descendant of Elder William Brewster, 
and was elected a member of this Society 13 October, 1897. His 
membership number was 268. 



Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society 



19 



Members Elected 

January 26, 1916. 

No. 1394. Mrs. Ralph Holt Howes, Cambridge, Mass., ninth from 

Isaac 1 Allerton, eighth from Mary 2 Allerton. 
No. I 395- John Bradford Harlow, West Medford, Mass., ninth 

from William Bradford. 
No. 1396. Miss Alice Holmes Harlow, Boston. Mass., ninth from 

William Bradford. ( 

No. 1397. Ralph Emerson Thompson, Brookline, Mass., ninth from 

Stephen 1 Hopkins, eighth from Gyles 2 Hopkins. 
No. 1398. Mrs. Leslie Willson Hall, Claremont, N. H., ninth from 

Francis Cooke. 
No. 1399. Mrs. Alexander Davidson, Walpole, N. H., tenth from 

William Brewster. 
No. 1400. Mrs. Flora French Marr. Boston, Mass., ninth from John 

Howland. 



Supplemental Lines Accepted 

January, 19 16. 

No^ 1334. Mrs. George B. Boyd, seventh from John Howland. 

No. 1368. Charles Q. Freeman, seventh from John Howland. 

No. 1395. John B. Harlow, ninth from Isaac 1 Allerton, eighth from 
Mary 2 Allerton; ninth from William Bradford; tenth 
from William 1 Brewster, ninth from Love 2 Brewster 
(in two lines) ; ninth from Richard Warren (in two 
lines) ; tenth from Richard Warren (in six lines). 

No. 1399. Mrs. Alexander Davidson, tenth from William Brewster. 



Supplemental Lines Should Be Filed 

Many members have more than one line of Mayflower Descent 
which should be filed with the Society, so that their own records 
may be complete in "The Mayflower Genealogies," on which the 
Editor has been at work since the organization of the Society, in 
1896. 

The By-Laws require an additional fee of two dollars ($2.00) for 
each supplemental line filed. 

The Editor will be glad to assist members who desire to file addi- 
tional lines with the Society. 

Attest: George Ernest Bowman, 

Secretary. 



20 Register of Minor Children 

REGISTER OF MINOR -CHILDREN* GRANDCHILDREN, 

NEPHEWS AND NIECES OF MEMBERS OF THE 

SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

{Continued from page ij) 

[Membership in the Society of Mayflower Descendants is limited 
to persons over eighteen years of age, and we have frequently been 
urged to devise some plan for registering younger children, both for 
permanent record as a part of the "Mayflower Genealogies" which 
we have been compiling for many years, and for the purpose of mak- 
ing it easier for such children to become members of the Society, 
when they reach the required age. 

We have, therefore, established a registry of the children, under 
eighteen years of age, of members of the Society of Mayflower De- 
scendants. Members of all State Societies may register their children 
on payment, strictly in advance, of a fee of one dollar for each child, 
to cover the expense of recording and card indexing, and of printing 
in this department. The names of children registered will be printed, 
unless we are requested not to print them. 

Minor children of deceased members may be registered by any 
other member of the Society. 

A member of any State Society of Mayflower Descendants may 
register a minor grandchild, or a minor nephew or niece, if the child's 
father or mother, through whom the Mayflower descent is claimed, 
died without becoming a member of the Society. 

The full name, place of birth and date of birth must be given for 
each child to be registered, also the name of the State Society of 
which the parent is a member. If both parents are members, the fact 
should be stated. 

Minor children of living parents who are eligible to membership 
in the Society, but have not become members, cannot be registered in 
this department. They may, however, be recorded, for the same fee, 
in our Registry of Non-Members, which will include non-members of 
all ages.] 

[Register of Minor Children] 

Mr. John B. Harlow, Mass. 1395: a son, William Bradford Harlow, 
born 20 April, 1900, in Boston, Mass., died 16 January, 1902; a 
son, Frank Webster Harlow, born 9 September, 1901, in Boston, 
Mass.: a son, James Bradford Harlow, born 22 July, 1904, in 
Boston, Mass. : a son, Richard Atwood Harlow, born 10 Novem- 
ber. 1908, in Medford, Mass. 

Mr. Ralph E. Thompson, Mass. 1397: a daughter, Gretchen Adaline 
Thompson, born 1 October, 1912, in Brookline. Mass. 

Mrs. Ralph H. Howes. Mass. 1394: a son, Ralph Holt Howes, Jr., 
born 18 October, 1914, in New York, N. Y. 



A Memorial to Mary Chilton 21 



A MEMORIAL TO MARY CHILTON 

Mary* Chilton {James") came to Plymouth with her parents in 
The Mayflower, in 1620, and a few years later became the wife of 
John Winslow, who came to Plymouth, in The Fortune, in 1621. All 
of their children were born in Plymouth, the last one in 1653, after 
two of their daughters had married. 

John and Mary Winslow removed to Boston, between December, 
1654, and October, 1657, but they retained their membership in the 
church at Plymouth until 16 July, 1671, when they joined'the Third 
Church, now the Old South Church, in Boston, by letters from the 
church at Plymouth. 

Two months later, on 19 September, 1671, John Winslow pur- 
chased from the heirs of Antipas Boice his house and land at what 
is now the corner of Devonshire Street and Spring Lane, in Boston. 
The price was £500, paid in New England silver money. 

In this house John Winslow died, early in 1674; and Mary 
(Chilton) Winslow died there, between 23 October, 1678, and 1 May, 
1679. 

As Mary (Chilton) Winslow was the only Mayflower Passenger 
who became a resident of Boston, or who died in Boston, the Editor 
of this magazine suggested to the Board of Assistants of the Massa- 
chusetts Society, about two years ago, that the site of her home, at 
the time of her death, be marked by a bronze tablet ; and a committee 
to collect subscriptions for this purpose, and to make all necessary 
arrangements, was appointed. This committee had secured permis- 
sion to place an appropriate tablet on the Minot Building, at the 
corner of Devonshire Street and Spring Lane, and was considering 
the design for the tablet, and plans for raising the money, when the 
European war broke out, making it advisable to postpone action. 

It has now been decided to take up the project again, and to ask 
for contributions towards the expense of erecting an appropriate 
memorial. A very prompt and liberal response is urged; so that the 
success of the plan may be assured in time for announcement at the 
celebration of the Massachusetts Society's Twentieth Anniversary in 
April. 

Mary (Chilton) Winslow came to America before any other 
white woman who became a resident of Boston, and we may safely 
assume that, during the more than twenty-two years of her life in 
Boston, she frequently told the story of that memorable voyage in 
The Mayflower, and of the hardships of the first few years at 
Plymouth. 

As the white woman whose migration to New England antedated 
that of any other white woman who ever resided in Boston, Mary 
(Chilton) Winslow would command especial interest, even if she had 
not been one of the Mayflower Passengers. Contributions towards 



22 "Good Newes from New England" 

the proposed memorial will, therefore, be welcomed both from 
members and from non-members of the Society of Mayflower 
Descendants. 

At the present writing, it is impossible to state the cost of the 
memorial, as more than a plain lettered tablet seems to be called for, 
in this case, and the expense will depend largely on the design. The 
sum of five hundred dollars ($500.00) will probably cover the ex- 
pense of the tablet and of appropriate dedicatory exercises. 

Remittances should be made payable to "Society of Mayflower 
Descendants" (not to the Editor), and sent to George Ernest 
Bowman, Editor, 53 Mt. Vernon St., Boston. All remittances will be 
promptly acknowledged, and the names of all contributors will be 
printed in "Pilgrim Notes and Queries." 



"GOOD NEWES FROM. NEW ENGLAND n 

With Notes by the Editor 

Edward Winslow was sent to England in September, 1623, on 
business for the Plymouth colonists, and returned in 1624. While in 
England he published a book now usually referred to as Winslow's 
Good News from New England. As the book is not accessible to the 
majority of our readers, it will be reprinted in successive issues of 
this magazine. 

Rev. Thomas Prince's copy of this book, bound with five other 
small books, is now in the "John Adams Library" at the Boston 
Public Library. This copy is of interest because it was used by 
Prince in writing his "Chronological History of New-England", • 
published in 1736, and contains manuscript notes by him. 

A note in Prince's handwriting, on a blank page of the original 
manuscript of Gov. Bradford's History, states that on Tuesday, 
4 June, 1728, he called at Major John Bradford's house at Kingston, 
Mass., and borrowed several manuscripts written by Gov. Bradford. 
At the same time he obtained permission to get the manuscript His- 
tory from Judge Sewall, of Boston, to whom it had been loaned. The 
note makes no mention of any printed books obtained from Maj. 
John* Bradford; but certain writing on the margins of several pages 
of the Prince copy of "Good Newes" furnishes very strong evidence 
that this copy was at one time in the hands of Maj. John s Bradford's 
father, Deputy Governor William 2 Bradford, who may have in- 
herited it from his father. Gov. William 1 Bradford, with the History 
and other manuscripts. 

Deputy Governor William" Bradford had a son Israel 3 , born about 
1677. who probably was responsible for the following inscriptions on 
the margins of the pages indicated: [p. viii] "bradford" "Israel 
Bradford" "Israel" "israel" "israel": [p. 4] "Bradford" "Good 



"Good Newes f?-om New England'' 23 

newes from newe Enggland" "Good newes from new England"; 
[p. 8] "Bradford" "bradford" "Israel Bradford" "bradford"; 
[P- 33] "Israel Bradford". 

These entries show that this copy of "Good Newes" was once 
owned by some member of the Bradford family, and the style of the 
writing indicates that its date was earlier than Prince's call on Maj. 
John 5 Bradford. The only Israel Bradford known, who could have 
made these entries, was Maj. John's brother, and we may be sure 
that the entries were not made after Rev. Thomas Prince came into 
possession of the book. 

There seems to be very little doubt that this copy was once owned 
by Deputy Governor William 2 Bradford, and passed from him to his 
son. Major John 3 Bradford, who loaned it to Rev. Thomas Prince. 

This copy was used, in 1741, in a dispute about the boundaries 
between Massachusetts and Rhode Island, as shown by a manuscript 
note on the back of the title-page. 

When the six small books were bound together, probably for 
Prince, the "Good Newes" was placed first, and three blank leaves 
were inserted before it. Of these six pages, the first two and the 
sixth were not written upon; but the third page bears the autograph 
inscription: "Thomas Prince his Book." On the fourth blank page 
Prince wrote an " Index to this Collection ", giving the order in which 
the books were bound together. Very much abbreviated titles of the 
other five, taken from the several title-pages, not from Prince's 
"Index", follow: 
"Votivae Angliae: or The Desires and Wishes of England." 

Utrecht, 1624. 
"The Saints Advantage: or The Well-Fare of The Faithfull, In the 

Worst Times." London, 1624. 
"A Plaine Path-Way to Plantations" 1624. [No place of printing.] 
"The New Art of Lying" London, 1624. 
"The Foot out of the Snare" London, 1624. 

"The Saints Advantage", according to its title-page, was written 
"By John W T ing, an unworthy Minister of the Gospell, and Pastour 
to the English Church at Flushing in Zealand." 

In a footnote to his "Index to this Collection", Prince wrote: 
"This Wing was Pastor of y e English Puritan-Chh at Middlebor- 
rough in Zeeland; w os widow bro't her Children to Sandwich in New- 
England. w° afterwards turn'd Quakers, & from w m y e W r ings at 
Sandwich. Wareham. Rochester & Dartmouth are derived." 

On the fifth page of the fly-leaves. Prince wrote the following 
interesting note : 

"Good News from New England By E W. ie Edward Winslow. 
as Purchase says . E Winslow . London Printed by I D for William 
Bladen & John Bellamie. & sold at their shops, at the Bible in Paul's 
Church-yard. & The 3 Golden Lions in Corn-Hill, near the Royal 
Exchange, 1624. 



24 "Good Newes from New Engla?id" 

"Page 51 y e author says whence [i e from New Plimouth] we set 
sail the Tenth of September [i e in 1623] and by y e same Paragraph, 
it appears y t He then sail'd from New Plimouth for London in y e 
bigger ship called y e Ann . and Gov r Bradford in his manuscript His- 
tory of Plimouth Colony, says y* with y e Ann they sent M r Winslow 
to inform how Things are & procure what we want. 

"M r Winslow therefore closing this History w th Sept. 10.1623,! 
when He set sail for London, we may conclude He arriv'd at London i 
about y e End of October & Prepared this Relation for y e Press in 
November following & Printed it at London in y e Beginning of 1624. 

"Since I wrote y e Paragraph above I can write more accurately. 
For M r Morton says y 1 in March 1624 i e y e Beginning of 1624 M r 
Winslow arriv'd at Plimouth in New England, having been employ'd 
as agent for that Plantation, &c : By w c it seems He must have left 
London in y e Beginning of Feb, & must have Printed this Relation I 
There between y e End of October 1623 & y e End of January 1623/4. 
and I know it is y e custom of y e London Printers to Begin y e year in 
their Books at Michaelmas : so y l after Sept. 29 . 1623, they will Date 
them at y e Bottom of y e Title Page, 1624." 

The blank sixth page, of the inserted fly-leaves, faces the title- j 
page of the "Good Newes", and on the back of the title-page is the j 
following manuscript court record : 

"At a Court of Commiss rs for Settling Adjusting and Determin- 1 
ing the Boundarys of y e Colony of Rhode Island Eastward towards 
the Province of the Massachusets Bay 

"This Book was produced in Court by the Agents for the Prov- 
ince to the End they might give Several passages therein Contained'; 
as Evidence But the agents for the Colony Opposed and the Court j 
Rejected the Same 

"Dated at y e Court of Comis rs Sitting in Providence in the Col- 
onv of Rhode Island The Twentithird day of June Anno Dom 1741 

"Attest* Will Sam Ballard" 

The Prince copy of "Good Newes" has thirty-eight leaves, or 
seventy-six pages, as follows: Title-page; back of title (blank, with 
manuscript entry as stated) ; four pages of dedication, "To All Wel- 
Willers"; two pages "To the Reader"; sixty-six pages of the text; 
one page of postscript; one blank page. The running title, at the 
top of the second, third and fourth pages of the dedication, reads: 
"The Epistle Dedicatory." 

In printing the title-page, which follows, no attempt has been: 
made to represent the many different sizes of type used; but the page' 
is reprinted line for line as in the original, with the same use of j 
capitals and italics. 



"Good Newes from New England"' 25 

GOOD 
NEWES 

FROM New England : y 

OR 

A true Relation of things very re- 
markable at the Plantation of Plimoth 
in New-England. 
Shewing the wondrous providence and good- 
nes of God, in their preservation and continuance, 
being delivered from many apparant 
deaths and dangers. 
Together with a Relation of such religious and 
civill Lawes and Customes, as are in practise amongst 
the Indians, adjoyning to them at this day. As also 
zvhat Commodities are there to be raysed for the 
maintenance of that and other Planta- 
tions in the said Country. 
Written by E. W. who hath borne a part in the 
fore-named troubles, and there lived since 
their first Arrivall. 

LONDON 

Printed by /. D. for William Bladen and John Bellmnie, and 

are to be sold at their Shops, at the Bible in PawZi--Church- 

yard, and at the three Golden Lyons in Corn-hill, 

neere the Royal Exchange. 1624. 

[p. iii] To All Wel-Willers And Furtheres Of Plantations in New- 
England: especially to such as ever have or desire to assist, the 
people of Plimoth in their just proceedings:, Grace, and Peace, bee 
multiply ed. 

Right Honorable and Worshipfull Gentlemen, or whatsoever: 
Since it hath pleased God to stir you up to be instruments of his 
glory, in so honorable an enterprise as the inlarging of his Maiesties 
Dominions, by planting his loyall subiects in so healthfull and hope- 
full a Countrey as New-England is; where the Church of God being 
seated in sincerity, there is no lesse hope of convincing the Heathen 
of their evill waves, and converting them to the true knowledge and 
worship of the living God, and so consequently the salvation of their 
soules by the merits of Jesus Christ, then else-where though it be 
much talked on, & lightly or [p. iy] or lamely prosecuted. I therefore 
thinke it but my dutie to offer the view of our proceedings to your 
worthy considerations, having to that end composed them together 
thus briefly as you see: wherein to your great encouragement, you 
may behold the good providence of God working with you in our 
preservation from so many dangerous plots and treacheries, as have 



26 "Good Newes from New England" 

beene intended against us; as also in giving his blessing so power- 
fully upon the weake meanes wee had, inabling us with health and 
ability beyond expectation, in our greatest scarcities, and possessing 
the hearts of the Salvages with astonishment and feare of us, 
whereas if God had let them loose, they might easily have swallowed 
us up, scarce being an handfull in comparison of those forces they 
might have gathered together against us, which now by Gods bless- 
ing will be more hard and difficult, in regard our number of men is 
increased, our towne better fortified, and our store better victualed. 
Blessed therefore be his name, that hath done so great things for 
us, & hath wrought so great a change amongst us. 

Accept I pray you my weake endevours, pardon my unskilful- 
nesse, and beare with my plainenesse in the things I have handled. 
Bee not discouraged by our former necessities, but rather incour- 
aged with us, hoping that as God hath wrought with us in our begin- 
ning of this worthy Worke, undertaken in his name and feare; so 
he will by us accomplish the same to his glory and our comfort, if 
wee neglect not the meanes. I confesse, it hath not bin much lesse 
chargeable to some of you, then hard and [p. v] and difficult to us, 
that have endured the brunt of the battell, and yet small profits 
returned; onely by Gods mercy wee are safely seated, housed, and 
fortified, by which meanes a great step is made unto gaine, and a 
more direct course taken for the same, then if at first we had rashly 
and covetously fallen upon it. 

Indeed, three things are the overthrow and bane (as I may terme 
it) of Plantations. 

i. The vaine expectation of present profit, which too too com- 
monly taketh a principall seate in the heart and affection; though 
Gods glory, &c. is preferred before it in the mouth with protestation. 

2. Ambition in their Governours and Commanders, seeking onely 
to make themselves great, and slaves of all that are under them, to 
maintaine a transitory base honour in themselves, which God oft pun- 
isheth with contempt. 

3. The carelesnes of those that send over supplies of men unto 
them, not caring how they bee qualified: so that oft times they are 
rather the Image of men endued with bestiall, yea, diabolicall affec- 
tions, then the Image of God, endued with reason, understanding, 
and holines . I prayse God I speake not these things experimentally, 
by way of complaint of our owne condition, but having great cause 
on the contrary part to be thankefr.ll to God for his mercies towardes 
us: but rather, if there bee any too desirous of gaine, to intreate 
them to moderate their affections, and consider that no man expecteth 
fruit before the tree be growne : advising all men, that as they 
tender their owne well-fare, so [p. vi] so to make choise of such to 
mannage and governe their affayres, as are approved not to be 
seekers of themselves, but the common good of all for whom they 
are imployed; and beseeching such as have the care of transporting 
men for the supply and furnishing of Plantations, to be truely care- 



" Good Newes from New England" 27 

full in sending such as may further and not hinder so good an action. 
There is no godly honest man, but will be helpfull in his kinde, and 
adorne his profession with an upright life and conversation, which 
Doctrine of manners ought first to bee Preached by giving good 
example to the poore Savage Heathens amongst whom they live^ 
On the contrary part, what great offence hath beene given by many 
profane men, who being but seeming Christians, have made. Christ 
and Christianitie stinke in the nostrils of the poore Infidels, and so 
laid a stumbling blocke before them : but woe be to them by whom 
such offences come. 

These things I offer to your Christian considerations, beseeching 
you to make a good construction of my simple meaning, and take in 
good part this ensuing Relation, dedicating my selfe and it ever- 
more unto your service ; beseeching God to crowne our Christian and 
faithfull endevours with his blessings temporall and eternall. 

Yours in this service, ever to be commanded: 

E. W. 

[p. vii] To the Reader. Good Reader, when I first penned this 
discourse, I intended it chiefly for the satisfaction of my private 
friends, but since that time have beene perswaded to publish the 
same: And the rather, because of a disorderly Colony that are dis- 
persed, and most of them returned, Jo the great prejudice and dam- 
mage of him that set them forth; who as they were a staine to old 
England that bred them, in respect of their lives and manners 
amongst the Indians : So it is to be feared, will bee no lesse to New- 
England in their vile and clamorous reports, because slice would not 
foster them in their desired idle courses. I would not bee under- 
stood to thinkc there were no wel-descrving persons amongst them: ' 
for of mine owne knowledge it was a grief c to some tliat they were 
so yoaked; whose deserts as they were then sutablc to their honest 
protestations, so I desire still may be, in respect of their just and 
true Relations. 

Peradventure thou wilt rather marvell tJiat I deale so plainely, 
then any way doubt of the truth of this my Relation, yea it may be 
tax me therewith, as seeming rather to discourage men, then any 
way to further so noble an action? If any honest mindc be discour- 
aged, I am sorry, sure [p. viii] sure I am, I have given no just cause; 
and am so farrc from being discouraged my selfe, as I purpose to 
returnc forthwith. And for other light and vainc persons, if they 
stumble hercat I have my desire, accounting it better for them and 
11s that they kcepc where they are, as being unfit and unable to per- 
formc so great a taskc. 

Some faults have escaped because I could not attend on the 
Presse, which I pray thee correct as thou findest, and I shall account 
it as a favour unto me. 

Thine E. IV. 

( To be continued) 



28 T?ie Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 



GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH 

For some years a large proportion of the expense of the Massa- 
chusetts Society's research work has been defrayed by the fees for 
genealogical investigations made in behalf of members and non- 
members. 

Every such investigation adds valuable material to the Society's 
collection of data for "The Mayflower Genealogies/"' and the person 
who pays for a search has the advantage not only of the Society's 
unequalled accumulation of material (much of which has been card 
indexed), but also of the Editor's familiarity with the records and the 
families of the Old Colony territory. 

All fees for investigations are added to the Massachusetts Soci- 
ety's Colonial Research Account, and are used exclusively in extend- 
ing its work of identifying the descendants, in all lines, both male 
and female, of all the Mayflower Passengers. 



THE DIARY OF JABEZ FITCH, JR. 

( Continued from page u) 

April 2 nd * In y e Morning I went to y e Landing to Serve an At- 
tachment &c. In y e Afternoon I went Down Down to John Ayers's. 
again to get Oxen, but was Disappointed by their being Sold, where- 
upon I went to Joshua Grant's and then to Jonas Woodward but did 
not quite Trade. 

ye yd i went to Stephen Fitch's & Dan 11 Andrus's in y e morning 
& then went to prize Ford's Farm (with Bro r Elisha and John 
Prentice) which we set at 22s p r Acre, then after eating a Dinner at 
W m Brewsters I went Down to Elijah Emes's and Conditionally 
Bought a pair of Oxen of him then I went to Capt: Williams's Sam 11 
Whipple's and then home at 9 oClock. 

ye 4th J W ent to Joshua Gates's to se a pair of Oxen, and then 
through y e woods to Dan 11 Brewsters for y e same purpose, where I 
help'd him in Extinguishing Some Fier in his Mowing Land. In y e 
Evening I made my Returns on Several Writs and also some of the 
foregoing Memorandums. 

Sund: y e 6 In y e forenoon I hear'd M r Park from Luke 5 th 24 th 
Just as Meeting was Done the People were Surprized by a large Fire 
which we soon found to be y e House where L l Park's Family live, 
whereupon I set out (with a number more) and got to the House a 
little after it fell, where I staid some time and help'd move part of 
their Goods into y e School House and then I came home. — This was 
an extreem dry Windy day and y e House was Burnt very soon but 

* Of 1766. 



The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. 29 

the people saved most of the Affects — M r Parke is now sopos'd to be 
in Great Britan being gone home on publec Business &c. 

ye ^th was Freemans Meeting, I Attended it where M r Isaac 
Tracy & Maj r John Durke were chose Deputys the first of which 
was chose by a Majority of 330 votes against 102. and the latter by 
265 against 144. 

Norwich Votes for Governer stood in the following manner (viz) 

Gov r Fitch 8 votes 

Gov r Pitkin 485 

Col: Huntington 16 

Col : Trumble 1 

For Deputy Governour as follows 
Gov r Pitkin 7 votes 

Col : Huntington 430 

Col: Trumble 17 

Maj r Grrs would 4 



458 

This Day I heard of the Deaths of Capt: Lothropes Wife and the 
Widd w Marshel. 

y e 14 th I went to preambulate with Deac n Mix on Groton line 
there met us from Groton Mest rs Stephen Hurlbut and John Spicer, 
this Day I Brought home a pair of Oxen y 1 I Bought of M r Ernes y e 
3 rd Ins 1 for £12 he help'd me home with em and then I went with 
him over to M r Lazels who had newly come into the plais. I this 
Day hear'd of the Death of Jacob Brewster who Died lately in the 
West Indies — Sarah Standish who Died y e 12 th Ins 1 was Buried this 
Day. 

ye j^th was ye public annual Fast, I heard M r Park from Isai : 

ye jgth J was at t h e Landing & at Lothropes Mill, This night the 
old Widd w Roth Died 

ye 25th 1 sold John Prentice a Cow and Calf for £4. 

Sund : y e 27 th I heard M r Wight concerning Gods Husbandry &c. 

ye 28 th We finished Sowing Flax 

ye 29 th Mother Perkins came here — John Prentice moved his 
Famy 

May I st We Sow'd our Hemp over at Bro r Elisha's old Howse 

ye 2 nd Qj^n Hask 11 & Dan 11 Mix Help'd me, we carted 23 lodes of 
Dung. 

Sund: y e 4 th I heard M r Wight from Jerem: 13 th 2^ 

ye 5th \y as ye Annual Muster our Comp v met at M r Matt : Hunt- 
ington's, This Day was chose Mest s Obadiah Gore Capt. Ambrus 
Blunt L 1 James Cook Ens n and the Dragon burst asunder — Dan 11 
Morgan Capt: Peter Rose L* & Tho s Partrage Ens n — Jos h Brewster 
Capt: Jabez Wight L* and Nathan Brewster Ens n . Matt: Perkins 
Capt: Isaiah Williams U & David Knight Ens n — 



3° 



Title Page and Indexes 



ye j^th i Arrested the Body of Ruben Pelton & Carried him be- 
fore Exq r Tracy for his not Departing the Town &c. 

Sund: y« 18 I heard M r Park I st 6 th and M r Treet from I Peter 

ond 7th 

This Day was y e first Certain Inteligence of y e Repeal of the 
Stamp Act y* I Received 

This Day also I toock up an old Stray white Horse \ 

ye 21 st I Work'd at Highways. 

ye 22 nd I finish'd Planting. This Day I was at the Landing 
Coming home I was in at Prides &c. 

y e 24 th I Draw'd a Log to L* Tracys Mill — met old Nat 11 Brown 
&c. 

ye 26 th I was Down at Groton and coming home serv'd a Writ on 
M r Taggatt &c. 

ye 27th 1 work'd for Deac n Mix 

y e 28 th M r Asa Backus came here and own'd my old white stray 
Horse &c. This Da) r we sheard Sheep. 

ye 29 th I Serv'd several Writs It being y. e last Day for June 
Court Dan 11 Andrus plag d me &c. 

May 29 th 1766. 

{To be continued) 



FREEMAN GENEALOGY 

A Freeman Genealogy, including descendants of Edmund Free- 
man, of Sandwich, and Samuel Freeman, of W^atertown, Mass., com- 
piled by Rev. Frederick Freeman, was published in 1875. 

The unsold remainder was presented to the Massachusetts Society 
of Mayflower Descendants, in 1909, by a member, to be sold for the 
benefit of its research work. 

The Society still has for sale a few copies of this book of 457 
pages, bound in cloth, at five dollars ($5.00) each, postage prepaid. 

Remittances must be made payable to "Society of Mayflower 
Descendants." and may be sent to the Editor of this magazine. 



A TITLE PAGE AND INDEXES FOR VOLUME EI 

A title page for Volume III of "Pilgrim Notes and Queries/' 
with an Index of Subjects, a full-name Index of Persons, and an 
Index of Places, will be ready in March, and will be mailed on receipt 
of fifty cents. Postage stamps in denominations of ten cents or less 
will be accepted in payment. 



Applications for Membership 31 

APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE 

MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF 

MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Eligibility 

Every living descendant of a Mayflower Passenger, as far as 
known, is descended from one of the twenty-two Passengers named 
in the following list. 

Applications for membership in the Society of Mayflower De- 
scendants must show descent from one of these men. 

John Alden Edward Doty Henry Samson 

Isaac Allerton Francis Eaton George Soule 

John Billington Edward Fuller Myles Standish 

William Bradford Dr. Samuel Fuller Richard Warren* 

William Brewster Stephen Hopkins William White 

Peter Brown John Howland Edward Winslow 

James Chilton Degory Priest 

Francis Cooke Thomas Rogers 

Applications for Membership 

Preliminary Application blanks, which may be obtained from the 
Secretary, must be endorsed by two members of the Society. 

The sum of ten dollars ($10.00), to cover the Entrance Fee and 
the Annual Dues for the current fiscal year, must accompany the 
Preliminary Application, when it is filed with the Secretary. 

After the Preliminary Application has been approved by the 
Membership Committee, the Pedigree Blanks are sent to the appli- 
cant, to be filled out in duplicate and returned to the Secretary within 
six months. After the line of descent is approved by the Historian, 
the application is voted upon by the Board of Assistants. 

Entrance Fee — Annual Dues — Life Membership 

The Entrance Fee is five dollars. 

The Annual Dues of members elected after 28 March, 1912, are 
five dollars, payable when the application is filed, and on the first day 
of each succeeding March ; and all such members, after they have 
paid their dues for the current fiscal year, receive, without additional 
charge, the Society's two magazines. "The Mayflower Descendant," 
which is issued quarterly, and "Pilgrim Notes and Queries." which 
is issued eight months in the year, omitting June to September. 

Members elected in December. January and February are not 
required to pay annual dues again on the first day of March. 

The Life Membership Fee is one hundred dollars. Life Members 
receive both of the Society's magazines free. 

Address : George Ernest Bowman, Secretary, 

-^ Mt. Vernon St.. Boston. Mass. 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

Committee on Publication 

Lew C. Hill Alvin P. Johnson 

Arthur Perry Frederick Foster 

George Ernest Bowman, Editor 



CONTENTS -FEBRUARY, J916 

I. Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society of 

Mayflower Descendants 

II. Register of Minor Children, Grandchildren, Neph- 
ews and Nieces of Members of the Society of 
Mayflower Descendants 

III. A Memorial to Mary Chilton . . . . 

IV. "Good Newes from New England'' 
V. Genealogical Research .... 

VI. The Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr. (Continued) 
VII. Freeman Genealogy .... 

VIII. A Title Page and Indexes for Volume III 
IX. Applications for Membership in the Massachusetts 
Society of Mayflower Descendants . 



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21 
22 
28 
28 
30 
30 

31 



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July, August and September) by the Massachusetts Society of May- 
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Subscription rates to all who are not members of the Massachu- 
setts Society of Mayflower Descendants : 

"Pilgrim Notes and Queries," $1.00 per year, strictly in advance. 

Single copies of current issues, 15 cents each. 
"The Mayflower Descendant," $3.00 per year, strictly in advance. 

Single copies of current issues, 75 cents each. 

Special Offer for 1916 

"Pilgrim Notes and Queries," Vol. IV (1916) 1 sent to one address 

and [ for $3.50, if paid 

"The Mayflower Descendant," Vol. XVIII (1916)] strictly in advance 

Remittances must be payable to "Massachusetts Society of May- 
flower Descendants" and should be mailed to the Editor, at the 
Society's Rooms. 53 Mt. Vernon St., Boston, Mass. 

Entered at the Boston, Mass., post office as second class mail matter 




1620 «8|iafc 1920 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

GEORGE ERNEST BOWMAN, Editor 

Published by the 

Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants 

53 Mount Vernon Street, Boston 

VoL IV MARCH, W6 No. 3 



OFFICIAL NOTICES OF THE MASSACHUSETTS 
SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Twentieth Annual Meeting, 28 March, 1916 

The Twentieth Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Society of 
Mayflower Descendants, for the election of officers and the transac- 
tion of such other business as may properly come before the meet- 
ing, will be held at the Society's Rooms, No. 53 Mt. Vernon St., 
Boston, Mass., on Tuesday afternoon, 28 March, 19 16, at three 
o'clock. 

The report of the Nominating Committee will be found on the 
following page. 

Refreshments will be served by the Committee on At Home Days, 
at the close of the business meeting. 

As a quorum was not present at the Special Society Meeting 
called for 16 February, 1916, that meeting was adjourned without 
date. 

Celebration of Twentieth Anniversary 

The Twentieth Anniversary of the Massachusetts Society will be 
celebrated by a meeting at the Hotel Somerset, Boston, on Tuesday 
evening, 4 April, 191 6. A reception at eight o'clock will be followed 

33 



34 Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society 

by addresses from distinguished speakers; and refreshments will be 
served at the close of the exercises. 

A special notice, giving the complete program for the evening, 
will be mailed to every member about ten days in advance of the 
meeting. 

A Cash Legacy Received 

Just as this number is going to press the Massachusetts Society 
of Mayflower Descendants is in receipt of a check for five hundred 
dollars ($500.00), from Mrs. Fannie E. Long and Miss Emily A. 
Ransom, as executrices of the will of Mrs. Annie Humphrey (Trow- 
bridge) Ward, a former member of this Society, who died in Boston, 
26 December, 1915. 

This legacy was a complete surprise, as the officers were not 
aware that Mrs. Ward had mentioned the Society in her will. 

This is the first cash legacy received by the Massachusetts Society 
of Mayflower Descendants. 

Report of the Nominating Committee 

The Nominating Committee appointed by the Board of Assistants, 
in accordance with Article X, Section 4, of the By-Laws, begs leave 
to report the following nominations for the offices to be filled at the 
Twentieth Annual Meeting, on 28 March, 1916: 

For Governor, Rev. Frederick B. Allen 

For Deputy Governor, Arthur Perry 

For Secretary, George Ernest Bowman 

For Treasurer, Alvin P. Johnson 

For Historian, Fred T. Field 

For Captain, William B. H. Dowse 

For Elder, Rev. Ernest M. Paddock 

For Surgeon, Edwin A. Daniels, M.D. 

For Assistants, Miss Mary F. Edson 

G. Andrews Moriarty, Jr. 
Mrs. Gordon Prince 
Mrs. Robert S. Russell 
Rev. Rufus B. Tobey 
Arthur C. Walworth 
Mrs. Leslie C. Wead 

Respectfully submitted, 
11 March. 1916. George A. Macomber, Chairman. 

Donations to the Library 

From Mr. Herbert M. Leland: "Register of the Society of the 
Sons of the Revolution in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts" 
1891-1916. 

From Mrs. Frank Edmands : "The Bradford Familv in Maine." 



Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society 35 



Mrs. George W. Copeland died in Middleborough, Mass., 25 Janu- 
ary, 1916. Mrs. Copeland was elected a member of this Soci- 
ety 18 January, 1904, and was a descendant of William Bradford, 
William Brewster, Peter Brown, Francis Cooke, John Howland, 
Degory Priest and Richard Warren. Her membership number 
was 829. 

Miss Mary L. Macomber died in Boston, Mass., 4 February, 1916. 
Miss Macomber was elected a member of this Society ^23 Sep- 
tember, 1914, and was a descendant of Francis Cooke and 
Richard Warren. Her membership number was 1312. 



Members Elected 
February 23, 1916. 
No. 1401. Charles Wellington Burt, Brookline, Mass., eighth from 

John Alden. 
No. 1402. William Churchill Briggs, West Somerville, Mass., tenth 

from Richard Warren. 
No. 1403. Mrs. Elisha Carlisle Brown, North Attleborough, Mass., 

eighth from William 1 White, seventh from Resolved 2 

White. 
No. 1404. Henry Arthur Waterman, Maiden, Mass., ninth from 

Isaac 1 Allerton, eighth from Mary 3 Allerton. 
No. 1405. Mrs. John Bradford Harlow, West Medford, Mass., tenth 

from Francis Cooke. 

Supplemental Lines Accepted 

February, 1916. 

No. 157. Charles S. Cook, tenth from William Brewster (in two 
lines) ; ninth from Stephen 1 Hopkins, eighth from 
Gyles 2 Hopkins; ninth from Stephen 1 Hopkins, eighth 
from Constance 2 Hopkins; tenth from Stephen 1 Hop- 
kins, ninth from Constance 2 Hopkins. 

No. 880. Charles F. Cutler, eighth from James 1 Chilton, seventh 
from Mary 2 Chilton. 

No. 895. George A. Macomber, eighth from Henry Samson. 

No. 1401. Charles W. Burt, eighth from John Howland. 

No. 1402. William C. Briggs, ninth from Francis Cooke; tenth 
from Richard Warren (in two lines). 

Supplemental Lines Should Be Filed 

Many members have more than one line of Mayflower Descent 
which should be filed with the Society, so that their own records 
may be complete in "The Mayflower Genealogies," on which the 
Editor has been at work since the organization of the Society, in 
1896. 



36 Family Records from the Barrows Papers 

The By-Laws require an additional fee of two dollars ($2.00) for 
each supplemental line filed. 

The Editor will be glad to assist members who desire to file addi- 
tional lines with the Society. 

Attest: George Ernest Bowman, 
18 March, 19 16. Secretary. 



FAMILY RECORDS FROM THE BARROWS PAPERS 

{Continued from page 12) 

Another family record among the Barrows Papers, which were 
presented to the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants 
by Mrs. Mary F. Dexter, covers one page of a leaf torn from an old 
account book. This leaf is about fifteen and five-eighths inches tall 
by six inches wide. 

The record was made by Thomas Foster of Marshfield and Mid- 
dleborough, Mass., who was born at Marshfield 4 May, 1735.* He 
was the son of Thomas Foster by his wife Faith (Oakman) White. 
Faith Oakman 4 (Elizabeth* Doty, Edward 2 " 1 ) married, first, Benja- 
min 4 White (Daniel 3 , Peregrine 2 , William 1 ), and married for her 
second husband, about 1734, Thomas Foster of Marshfield. 

A careful copy of the record follows : 

[Family Record of Thomas Foster] 

Thomas The Son of Thomas Foster & Mary his Wife Was Born 

Apriel 16 th 1758 Sabath Day 11 a Clock morning 
John the Son of Thomas Foster & Mary his Wife Was born Feb? y e 

3 d 1760 Sabath Day Morning 
Petter the Son Tho s Foster & Mary his Wife Was Born July 16 th 

1761 it being WinsDay abote Day Dawning 
Nath 11 The Son of Tho s Foster and Mary his Wife Was Born June 

ye j^th j 763 a Wensday aboute 11 a Clock 
Mary y e Daughter of Thomas Foster & Mary his Wife was born 

Desember y e 21 th 1765 at two of the Clock in the Morning A 

Saturday 
y e above ware born at Marshfield & babtized their 
Thomas by m r Green 
John by m r Green 
Peter by m r barns 
Nath 11 by m r Wales 
mary by m r Wales 

♦Mayflower Descendant, 9 : 187. 



Family Records from the Barrows Papers 37 

Mercy Thatcher y e Daughter of Thomas Foster & mary his Wife 
was born att Middlebourough August y e 13 th 1768 on Sabbath 
Day morning a Littel before Day — Bapt d by Rev d m r Turner y e 
20 th oct 1768 

Susannah the Daughter of Thomas Foster & Mary his wife was 
born at Middleborough June y e 8 th AD 1771 at Eight of the 
Clock in the Morning on a Satturday babtized august y e 4 th 1771 
by the Rev d m r Turner 

Rebecca the Daughter of Thomas Foster & Mary his wife was 
born September the 24 th 1773 a nine a Clock in y e Evening on 
Fryday Baptised October the 3 d 1773 by the Rev d M r Conant 

Thomas the Son of Thomas Foster Dyed May y e 29 th 1759 aged 13 

Month & 13 Days 
John the Son of Thomas Foster & Mary his Wife Deceased* being 

aged Eight Months & one Day Day the above Dyed at Marsh- 
field 
I Moved from Marshfield to Middlebourough the first Day of may 

ADomini 1766 
May 26 th 1 73 1 My Grandmother foster Dyed 
June 13 th 1732 my Grand father Deacon John Dyed Left 7 Living 

Children & 45 Grand Children & 83 Great Grand Children & 

had 26 Grand Children Dyed before himself as may be seen by 

Marshfield Records 
Thomas foster Son to De n John foster Deseased Febuary y e 6 th 

1758 abut break of Day; and by orders of one of the Town the 

following Lins put on his Grave Stons 

Se me behold I molding Ly in Dust 
& as I am So Sirtenly you must 
When this you see Rem r me 
think on Eternety 
Eaged abote J2 years 
Des r 26 th 1758 my mother Dyed Sudenly as She was siting up on 

End in the bed but had been poorly for 8 or 10 Day 
October y« I th AD 1771 Dyed Mad m Mary Thatcher ^184 & Was 

Intered in y e famelys Tombe in Mid h on fryday y e 4 th of Oc r 

1771 
June 2 d 1772 My Son Nath 11 Dyed aged 8 years Eleven Month & 22 

Days and was buried at Middleborough Near his Grand fathers 
Marcy Thatcher Deseased March 22 th 1773 ^4 years 7 months & 

9 Days & buried by her Brother Nath 11 

*He died 5 October, 1760, aged 8 months, according to the record on his 
gravestone at Marshfield. Mayflower Descendant, 12 : 150. 



,g The Mayflower Genealogies 



THE MAYFLOWER GENEALOGIES 

A PRELIMINARY OUTLINE OF THE 
FIRST THREE GENERATIONS 

By George Ernest Bowman 

During the past twenty years the Editor has received hundreds 
of communications claiming descent from supposed "Mayflower 
Passengers" who never saw "The Mayflower"; or claiming descent 
from actual Mayflower Passengers, but through children or grand- 
children who died in infancy, or who died unmarried, or who never 
existed; and the number of such communications is steadily increas- 
ing, because of the growing interest in the Pilgrim Tercentenary 
in 1920. 

For reference purposes in such cases, and to save a great deal of 
unnecessary correspondence, a preliminary outline of the first three 
generations of "The Mayflower Genealogies" will be printed in this 
magazine, beginning with the Cooke and the Hopkins families in 
this issue. 

As this outline is for the special purpose mentioned, no dates are 
given ; and, for more convenient reference, the children are arranged 
alphabetically under their parents, with the grandchildren in alpha- 
betical order under their respective parents. If the marriage of a 
child or grandchild is noted, the descent of the husband or wife is 
not given unless it was from a Mayflower Passenger. 

Every living descendant of a Mayflower Passenger, as far as 
known, is descended from one of the twenty-two (22) Passengers 
named in the following list. 

Applications for membership in the Society of Mayflower De- 
scendants must show descent from one of these men. 

John Alden Edward Doty Henry Samson 

Isaac Allerton Francis Eaton George Soule 

John Billington Edward Fuller Myles Standish 

William Bradford Dr. Samuel Fuller Richard Warren 

William Brewster Stephen Hopkins William White 

Peter Brown John Howland Edward Winslow 

James Chilton Degory Priest 

Francis Cooke Thomas Rogers 



The Mayflower Genealogies 39 

There were twenty-seven (27) other Mayflower Passengers from 
whom descent can be proved; but all of their descendants are also 
descended from at least one Passenger named in the foregoing list. 
A great deal of unnecessary labor, therefore, is saved by the require- 
ment, insisted upon by this Society, that every applicant for mem- 
bership must begin his or her application with one of the twenty- 
two Mayflower Passengers included in this list. 

Three generations of the Cooke and Hopkins families are here 
given, and other families will be taken up in later issues. 



Francis 1 Cooke's Children and Grandchildren 
Francis 1 Cooke, the Mayflower Passenger, married Hester Mahieu. 

Children of Francis 1 and Hester Cooke 
Hester Cooke (Francis 1 ) married Richard Wright. 

Children of Richard and Hester Wright 

Adam Wright*, married, 1st, Sarah* Soule (John 7 , George 1 ) ; 

married, 2d, Mehitable Barrows. 
Esther Wright*, married Ephraim Tinkham* (Mary 1 Brown, 

Peter 1 ). 
Isaac Wright*, died without issue. 
John Wright*, died without issue. 

Mary Wright/, married Price. 

Samuel Wright*, died without issue. 

Jacob 2 Cooke (Francis 1 ), married, 1st, Damaris 2 Hopkins (Ste- 
phen 1 ) ; married, 2d, widow Elizabeth (Lettice) Shurt- 
leff. 

Children of Jacob 1 and Damaris (first wife) 

Caleb 3 Cooke, married Jane . 

Elizabeth* Cooke, married John 2 Doty (Edward 1 ). His first wife. 
Francis 5 Cooke, married Elizabeth Latham 4 (Susanna Winslow 3 , 

Mary 2 Chilton, James 1 ). 
Jacob 5 Cooke, married Lydia Miller. 
Martha* Cooke, married Elkanah Cushman* (Mary 2 Allerton, 

Isaac 1 ). 
Mary 3 Cooke, married John Rickard. 
Ruth 3 Cooke. 

Children of Jacob 1 and Elizabeth (second zmfe) 

Rebecca 3 Cooke. 

Sarah 3 Cooke, married Robert Bartlett 4 (Joseph 3 , Mary 2 War- 
ren, Richard 1 ). 



40 The Mayflower Genealogies 

Jane 2 Cooke (Francis 1 ), married Experience Mitchell. 

Children of Experience and Jane Mitchell 

i 

Edward Mitchell 8 , married, 1st, Mary Hayward; married, 2d, 

Alice 4 Bradford (John*, William 3 - 1 ). 
Elizabeth Mitchell 8 , married John Washburn. 
Hannah Mitchell 3 , married Joseph Hayward. 
Jacob Mitchell 3 , married Susanna Pope. 
John Mitchell 3 , married, 1st, Mary Bonney; married, 2d, Mary 

Lathrop; married, 3d, Mary Prior. 
Mary Mitchell 3 , married James Shaw. 
Sarah Mitchell 8 , married John Hayward. 
Thomas Mitchell 3 . 

John 2 Cooke (Francis 1 ), a Mayflower Passenger with his father, 
married Sarah 2 Warren (Richard*). 

Children of John* and Sarah 

Elizabeth 3 Cooke, married Daniel Wilcox. 

Esther 3 Cooke, married Thomas Taber. His first wife. He mar- 
ried, second, Esther's cousin, Mary Tomson 3 (Mary 1 Cooke, j 
Francis 1 ). 

Mary 8 Cooke, married, 1st, Philip Taber; she married, 2d, 

Davis. 

Mercy 3 Cooke, married Stephen West. 

Sarah 8 Cooke, married Arthur Hathaway. 

Mary 2 Cooke (Francis 1 ), married John Tomson. 

Children of John and Mary Tomson 

Elizabeth Tomson 8 , married William Swift. 

Esther Tomson 3 , married William Read. 

Jacob Tomson 8 , married Abigail Wadsworth. 

John Tomson 3 , died in infancy. (See next child.) 

John Tomson 8 (second of the name), married Mary Tinkham 3 
(Mary 1 Brown, Peter 1 ). 

Lydia Tomson 8 , married James 8 Soule (John 2 , George 1 ). 

Mary Tomson 8 , married Thomas Taber. His second wife. His 
first wife was Mary's cousin, Esther 8 Cooke (John*, 
Francis 1 ). 

Mercy Tomson 3 , died unmarried. 

Peter Tomson 3 , married Sarah . 

Sarah Tomson 8 , was 39 years old, and unmarried, in 1606. 

Thomas Tomson 3 , married Mary Morton* (Mary Ring*, Deb- 
orah 2 Hopkins, Stephen 1 ). 



The Mayflower Ge?iealogies 41 



Stephen 1 Hopkins's Children and Grandchildren 
Stephen 1 Hopkins, the Mayflower Passenger, married, 1st, 



married, 2d, Elizabeth , who was a Mayflower Pas- 
senger, with her husband. 

Children of Stephen 1 Hopkins by first wife 

Constance 2 Hopkins (Stephen 1 ), a Mayflower Passenger with 
her father and stepmother, married Nicholas Snow. 

Children of Nicholas and Constance Snow 

Elizabeth Snow 8 , married Thomas* Rogers (Joseph'', Thomas 1 ). 

Jabez Snow*, married Elizabeth . 

John Snow 3 , married Mary Smalley. 

Joseph Snow*, married Mary . 

Mark Snow*, married, 1st, Anna Cooke*; married, 2d, Jane 
Prence. 

Mary Snow*, married Thomas Paine. 

Ruth Snow*, married John Cole. 

Sarah Snow*, married William Walker. 

Stephen Snow*, married, 1st, Susanna (Deane) Rogers; mar- 
ried, 2d, Mary Bigford. 

Snow 8 , living and unmarried, in 1651.! 

Snow*, living and unmarried, in 1651.! 

— : — Snow*, living and unmarried, in 1651/}" 



Gyles 2 Hopkins (Stephen 1 ), a Mayflower Passenger with his 
father and stepmother, married Katherine Wheldon. 

Children of Gyles 9 and Katherine 

Abigail* Hopkins, married William Merrick. 

Caleb* Hopkins, married Mary Williams. 

Deborah* Hopkins, married Josiah Cooke.* 

Elizabeth* Hopkins, died in infancy. 

John* Hopkins, died in infancy. 

Joshua* Hopkins, married Mary Cole. 

Mary* Hopkins, married Samuel Smith. 

Ruth* Hopkins. 

Stephen* Hopkins, married, 1st, Mary Merrick; married, 2d, 

Bethiah Atkins. 
William* Hopkins, unmarried. 

* Not descended from Francis 1 Cooke, the Mayflower Passenger. 

t Hannah Snow, who married Giles Rickard, and Rebecca Snow, who mar- 
ried Samuel Rickard, were not daughters of Nicholas and Constance Snow, as 
stated in Davis's " Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth ", and elsewhere. They were 
daughters of William and Rebecca 2 (Brown) Snow, and granddaughters of Peter 1 
Brown, the Mayflower Passenger. 



42 Register of Minor Children 

Children of Stephen 1 and Elizabeth Hopkins (second wife) 

Caleb 2 Hopkins (Stephen 1 ), died without issue. 

Damaris 3 Hopkins (Stephen 1 ), a Mayflower Passenger with her 
parents, died young. (See next child.) 

Damaris 2 Hopkins (Stephen 1 ) second of the name, married 
Jacob 2 Cooke (Francis 1 ). The children of this couple 
will be found under Jacob 2 Cooke (Francis 1 ). 

Deborah 2 Hopkins (Stephen 1 ), married Andrew Ring. 

Children of Andrew and Deborah Ring 

Deborah Ring*. 

Eleazer Ring 8 , married Mary Shaw. 
Elizabeth Ring 2 , married William Mayo. 
Mary Ring 3 , married John Morton. 
Susanna Ring*. 

William Ring*, married Hannah Sherman* (Desire 9 Doty, Ed- 
ward 1 ). 

Elizabeth 2 Hopkins (Stephen 1 ), died unmarried. 

Oceanus 2 Hopkins (Stephen 1 ), born on the voyage, died young. 

Ruth 2 Hopkins (Stephen 1 ). 



REGISTER OF MINOR CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, 

NEPHEWS AND NIECES OF MEMBERS OF THE 

SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

{Continued from page 20) 

[Membership in the Society of Mayflower Descendants is limited 
to persons over eighteen years of age, and we have frequently been 
urged to devise some plan for registering younger children, both for 
permanent record as a part of the "Mayflower Genealogies" which 
we have been compiling for many years, and for the purpose of mak- 
ing it easier for such children to become members of the Society, 
when they reach the required age. 

We have, therefore, established a registry of the children, under 
eighteen years of age, of members of the Society of Mayflower De- 
scendants. Members of all State Societies may register their children 
on payment, strictly in advance, of a fee of one dollar for each child, 
to cover the expense of recording and card indexing, and of printing 
in this department. The names of children registered will be printed, 
unless we are requested not to print them. 

Minor children of deceased members may be registered by any 
other member of the Society. 



Back Numbers of Pilgrim Notes and Queries 43 

A member of any State Society of Mayflower Descendants may 
register a minor grandchild, or a minor nephew or niece, if the child's 
father or mother, through whom the Mayflower descent is claimed, 
died without becoming a member of the Society. 

The full name, place of birth and date of birth must be given for 
each child to be registered, also the name of the State Society of 
which the parent is a member. If both parents are members, the fact 
should be stated. 

Minor children of living parents who are eligible to membership 
in the Society, but have not become members, cannot be registered in 
this department. They may, however, be recorded, for the same fee, 
in our Registry of Non-Members, which will include non-members of 
all ages.] 

[Register of Minor Children] 

Mr. George U. G. Holman, Mass. 720: a daughter, Winifred 
Holman, born 4 June, 1899, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Mrs. Alfred H. Burnham, Mass. 1167: a son, Alfred Huntington 
Burnham, born 7 August, 1900, in Jewett City, Conn.; a son, 
- Francis Simmons Burnham, born 27 December, 1901, in Phila- 
delphia, Pa.; a daughter, Josephine Burnham, born 26 Febru- 
ary, 1904, in Philadelphia, Pa.; a daughter, Lydia Dean Burn- 
ham, born 30 January, 1906, in Philadelphia, Pa. 

Mr. Charles W. Burt, Mass. 1401 : a daughter, Alice Amine Burt, 
born 17 August, 1899, at Ford, Clarke Co., Ky. ; a daughter, 
Lady Bell Burt, born 9 March, 1903, at Ford, Clarke Co., Ky.; 
a daughter, Marion Stone Burt, born 22 February, 1906, at 
Winchester, Ky. 



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PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

Until further notice, single back numbers and bound volumes 
can be supplied, at the following prices : 

Volume I, Number 1 (March, 19 13) 50 cents 

Any other single number (except Vol. I, No. 1) 15 cents 

Title-pages and complete indexes for Volumes I, II and 

III ; per volume 50 cents 

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complete in numbers as issued, with title-page and 
indexes; per volume $1-50 

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Remittances must be payable to "Massachusetts Society of May- 
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magazine. 



44 "Good Newes from New E?igland '" 



"GOOD NEWES FROM NEW ENGLAND" 

{Continued from page 2j) 

[p. i] - GOOD NEWES 

FROM 
New-England. 
The Good Ship called the Fortune, which in the Moneth of 
Novemb. 1621 . (blessed be God) brought us a new supply of 35 . 
persons, was not long departed our Coast, ere the Great people of 
N anohigganset , which are reported to be many thousands strong, 
began to breath forth many threats against us, notwithstanding their 
desired and obtained peace with us in the fore-going summer. Inso- 
much as the common talke of our neighbour Indians on all sides was 
of the preparation they made to come against us. In reason a man 
would thinke they should have now more cause to feare us than 
before our supply came: but though none of them were present, 
yet understanding [p. 2] derstanding by others that they neither 
brought Armes nor other provisions with them, but wholly relied on 
us, it occasioned them to sleight and brave us with so many threats 
as they did. At length came one of them to us, who was sent by 
Conanacus their chiefe Sachitn or King, accompanied with one 
Tokamahamon a friendly Indian. This messenger inquired for 
Tisquantum our Interpreter, who not being at home seemed rather 
to be glad than sorry, and leaving for him a bundle of new arrowes 
lapped in a rattle Snakes skin, desired to depart with all expedition. 
But our Governours not knowing what to make of this strange 
cariage, and comparing it with that we had formerly heard, com- 
mitted him to the custodie of Captaine Standish, hoping now to 
know some certaintie of that we so often heard, either by his owne 
relation to us, or to Tisquantum at his returne, desiring my selfe, 
having speciall familiaritie with the other fore-named Indian, to see 
if I could learne any thing from him, whose answer was sparingly 
to this effect ; that he could not certainly tell, but thought they were 
enemies to us. That night Captaine Standish gave me and another 
charge of him, and gave us order to use him kindly, and that hee 
should not want any thing he desired, and to take all occasions to 
talke and inquire of the reasons of those reports we heard, and 
withall to signifie that upon his true relation he should be sure of 
his owne freedome. At first feare so possest him, that he could 
scarce say anything: but in the end became more familiar, and told 
us that the messenger which his Master sent in Summer to treat 
of peace, at his returne perswaded him rather to warre; and to the 
end he might provoke him thereunto, (as appeared to him by our 
reports) detained many of the things were sent him by our Gov- 
ernour. scorning the meannesse of them both in respect of what him- 



"Good Newes from New England" 45 

self had formerly sent, & also of the greatnesse of his owne person ; 
so that he much blamed the former Messenger, saying, that upon the 
knowledge of his false cariage, it would cost him his life ; [p. 3] life ; 
but assured us that upon his relation of our speech then with him to 
his Master, "he would be friends with us. Of this we informed the 
Governour and his Assistant, and Captaine Standish, who after con- 
sultation considered him howsoever but in the state of a messenger, 
and it being as well against the Law of Armes amongst them as us in 
Europe, to lay violent hands on any such, set him at liberty, the 
Governour giving him order to certifie his Master that he had heard 
of his large and many threatnings, at which hee was much offended, 
daring him in those respects to the utmost, if he would not be recon- 
ciled to live peaceably as other his neighbours; manifesting withall 
(as ever) his desire of peace; but his fearlesse resolution, if he 
could not so live amongst them. After which he caused meat to be 
offered him, but he refused to eat, making all speed to returne, and 
giving many thanks for his liberty. But requesting the other Indian 
againe to returne, the weather being violent, he used many words to 
perswade him to stay longer, but could not. Whereupon he left him, 
and said he was with his friends, and would not take a journey in 
such extremitie. 

After this when Tisquantum returned, and the arrowes were 
delivered, and the manner of the messengers cariage related, he 
signified to the Governour, that to send the rattle Snakes skin in that 
manner, imported enmitie, and that it was no better than a challenge. 
Hereupon after some deliberation, the Governour stuffed the skin 
with powder and shot, and sent it backe returning no lesse defiance 
to Conanacus, assuring him if hee had shipping now present thereby 
to send his men to Nanohigganset (the place of his abode) they 
should not need to come so f arre by land to us : yet withall shewing 
that they should never come unwelcome or unlooked for. This 
message was sent by an Indian, and delivered in such sort, as it was 
no small terrour to this savage King, [p. 4] King, insomuch as hee 
would not once touch the powder and shot, or suffer it to stay in 
his house or Country. Whereupon the Messenger refusing it, an- 
other tooke it up, and having beene posted from place to place a 
long time, at length came back whole againe. 

In the meane time, knowing our owne weaknesse, notwithstanding 
our high words and loftie lookes towards them, and still lying open 
to all casualty, having as yet (under God) no other defence than 
our Armes, wee thought it most needfull to impale our Towne, 
which with all expedition wee accomplished in the moneth of Feb- 
ruary and some few dayes, taking in the top of the Hill under which 
our Towne is seated, making four bulwarkes or jetties without the 
ordinarie circuit of the pale, from whence wee could defend the 
whole Towne: In three whereof are gates, and the fourth in time 
to be. This being done, Captaine Standish divided our strength into 



46 Yarmouth, Mass., Gravestone JZecords 

foure squadrons or companies, appointing whom hee thought most 
fit to have command of each; And at a generall Muster or Trayn- 
ing, appointed each his place, gave each his Companie, giving them 
charge upon every alarum to resort to their Leaders to their ap- 
pointed place, and in his absence, to be commanded and directed by 
them. That done according to his order, each drew his Companie to 
his appointed place for defence, and there together discharged their 
muskets. After which they brought their new Commanders to their 
houses, where againe they graced them with their shot, and so 
departed. 

Fearing also lest the enemie at any time should take any advan- 
tage by firing our houses, Captaine Standish appointed a certaine 
Companie, that whensoever they saw or heard fire to be -cryed in the 
Towne, should onely betake themselves to their Armes, and should 
inclose [p. 5] inclose the house or place so indangered, and stand 
aloofe on their guard, with their backs towards the fire, to prevent 
trechery, if any were in that kinde intended. If the fire were in any 
of the houses of this guard, they were then freed from it, but not 
otherwise, without speciall command. 

(To be continued) 



YARMOUTH, MASS., GRAVESTONE RECORDS 

The Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants published, 
in 1906, "Gravestone Records in The Ancient Cemetery and The 
Woodside Cemetery" at Yarmouth, Mass. 

All records of deaths before 1851, with a few of later date, found 
on the gravestones in the two cemeteries named, were printed. 
Among the names found were: Alden, Anderson, Baker, Bassett, 
Baxter, Bray, Cogswell, Crocker, Crowell, Doane, Eldridge, Gage, 
Gorham, Gray, Hall, Hallet, Hamblen, Hawes, Hedge, Homer, 
Howes, Marston, Matthews, Miller, Rider, Sears, Sturgis, Taylor, 
Thacher, Whelden, White. 

Nine hundred and thirty-one (931) records of deaths are given. 

Only three hundred numbered copies were printed, from type. 

A copy will be mailed to any one on receipt of one dollar ($1.00). 

Remittances must be payable to "Massachusetts Society of May- 
flower Descendants," and should be mailed to the Editor of this 
magazine. 



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Applications for Membership 47 

APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE 

MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF 

MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Eligibility 

Every living descendant of a Mayflower Passenger, as far as 
known, is descended from one of the twenty-two Passengers named 
in the following list; and applications for membership must show 
descent from one of these men. 

John Alden Edward Doty Henry Samson 

Isaac Allerton Francis Eaton George Soule 

John Billington Edward Fuller Myles Standish 

William Bradford Dr. Samuel Fuller Richard Warren 

William Brewster Stephen Hopkins William White 

Peter Brown John Howland Edward Winslow 

James Chilton Degory Priest 

Francis Cooke Thomas Rogers 

Applications for Membership 

Applicants, of either sex, must be at least eighteen years of age. 

Preliminary Application blanks, which may be obtained from the 
Secretary, must be endorsed by two members of the Society. 

The sum of ten dollars ($10.00), to cover the Entrance Fee and 
the Annual Dues for the current fiscal year, must accompany the 
Preliminary Application, when it is filed % with the Secretary. 

After the Preliminary Application has been approved by the 
Membership Committee, the Pedigree Blanks are sent to the appli- 
cant, to be filled out in duplicate and returned to the Secretary within 
six months. After the line of descent is approved by the Historian, 
the application is voted upon by the Board of Assistants. 

Entrance Fee — Annual Dues — Life Membership 

The Entrance Fee is five dollars. 

The Annual Dues of members elected after 28 March, 1912, are 
five dollars, payable when the application is filed, and on the first day 
of each succeeding March; and all such members, after they have 
paid their dues for the current fiscal year, receive, without additional 
charge, the Society's two magazines, "The Mayflower Descendant." 
which is issued quarterly, and "Pilgrim Notes and Queries," which 
is issued eight months in the year, omitting June to September. 

Members elected in December, January and February are not 
required to pay annual dues again on the first day of March. 

The Life Membership Fee is one hundred dollars. Life Members 
receive both of the Society's magazines free. 

Address: George Ernest Bowman, Secretary, 

53 Mt. Vernon St.. Boston. Mass. 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

Committee on Publication 

Lew C. Hill Alvin P. Johnson 

Arthur Perry Frederick Foster 

George Ernest Bowman, Editor 



CONTENTS — MARCH, J9J6 

I. Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society of 

Mayflower Descendants Page 33 

II. Family Records from the Barrows Papers . . 36 

III. The Mayflower Genealogies. A Preliminary Out- 

line of the First Three Generations: Francis 1 
Cooke's Children and Grandchildren, 39 ; Ste- 
phen 1 Hopkins's Children and Grandchildren, 

4i 38-42 

IV. Register of Minor Children, Grandchildren, Neph- 

ews and Nieces of Members of the Society of 

Mayflower Descendants 42 

V. Back Numbers and Bound Volumes of Pilgrim 

Notes and Queries ...... 43 

VI. "Good Newes From New England" ... 44 

VII. Yarmouth, Mass., Gravestone Records ... 46 

VIII. Applications for Membership in the Massachusetts 

Society of Mayflower Descendants ... 47 



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July, August and September) by the Massachusetts Society of May- 
flower Descendants, and is sent free to all members of that Society. 



Subscription rates to all who are not members of the Massachu- 
setts Society of Mayflower Descendants: 

"Pilgrim Notes and Queries," $1.00 per year, strictly in advance. 

Single copies of current issues, 15 cents each. 
"The Mayflower Descendant," $3.00 per year, strictly in advance. 

Single copies of current issues, 75 cents each. 

Special Offer for 1916 

"Pilgrim Notes and Queries," Vol. IV (1916) 1 sent to one address 

and \ for $3.50, if paid 

"The Mayflower Descendant," Vol. XVIII (1916)] strictly in advance 

Remittances must be payable to " Massachusetts Society of May- 
flower Descendants' 1 and should be mailed to the Editor, at the 
Society's Rooms, 53 Mt. Vernon St., Boston, Mass. 

Entered at the Boston. Mass., post office as second class mail matter 




1620 mmmk 1920 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

GEORGE ERNEST BOWMAN, Editor 

Published fay the 

Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants 

53 Mount Vernon Street, Boston 

VoL IV APRIL, J9J6 No. 4 



THE PILGRIM TERCENTENARY COMMISSION'S 

REPORT TO THE GENERAL COURT 

OF MASSACHUSETTS 

The Report of The Pilgrim Tercentenary Commission, submitted 
to the General Court of Massachusetts, on 27 March, 1916, and a special 
message in relation thereto, from His Excellency, Samuel W. McCall, 
Governor of the Commonwealth, are here presented in full. 

[Report of Pilgrim Tercentenary Commission] 

To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives 
in General Court Assembled: 

In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 20 of the Resolves 
of the year 191 5 and resolve in amendment thereof, the Pilgrim Ter- 
centenary Commission submits its report to the General Court of a 
plan for the celebration of the 300th Anniversary of the Landing of 
the Pilgrims at Plymouth. 

In the discharge of its duties the Commission has given public 
hearings and invited suggestions from any person within or without 
the Commonwealth who was interested in the proposed celebration, 
and has received numerous communications in relation thereto. The 

49 



50 Report of the Pilgrim Tercentenary Commission 

Commission has also visited Plymouth and conferred with committees 
representing citizens in that locality. The nature of the event which 
it is sought to commemorate, viz., the first permanent settlement in 
New England, the ideals which inspired the Pilgrims, and the influence 
of those ideals upon the state and the nation, which it is the purpose of 
this commemoration to emphasize, made it inevitable, in the opinion 
of the Commission, that any form of celebration adopted, to be appro- 
priate and satisfactory, must be simple, dignified, and in substantial 
ways permanent in its character. 

The Commission unanimously agreed that the best permanent 
memorial would be the improvement and preservation of those locali- 
ties within the town of Plymouth which were specially connected with 
the Pilgrim story, and which it is possible to restore and preserve. 

The Commission, therefore, recommend the following measures, 
which while independent of each other and thus permitting individual 
treatment, at the same time are so related that if all are adopted there 
will be, as far as modern conditions permit, a memorial which will 
be at once attractive, suggestive, and permanent. 

ist. The present conditions along the water front in the town of 
Plymouth, in the vicinity of Plymouth Rock, between Town Brook and 
Brewster Street, are unsightly and unattractive, and necessarily so 
by reason of the present uses of such water front. The present 
wharves, coal sheds, and other buildings on both sides of the Rock, 
in the opinion of the Commission, should be removed, and the natural 
line of the shore restored, so far as possible. It would add much to the 
interest if the present canopy over the Rock should be removed and 
the Rock lowered to its original bed, and a more appropriate enclosure 
erected. In more dignified and impressive surroundings, the disap- 
pointing impressions which so many visitors receive on their visit to 
the Rock would be wholly avoided. The details of the treatment of the 
shore and the Rock may properly be submitted to expert engineers 
and architects, but the general idea which the Commission recommends 
is the permanent alteration and improvement of the water front on 
both sides of the Rock. 

2d. On the hill, rising above the Rock, were buried those of the 
Pilgrim company who died the first winter. 

"On that spot they laid to rest together, the earth 
carefully smoothed down that the Indian might not count 
the number, the true, the pious, the beautiful, and the 
brave, till the heavens be no more." 

The buildings which formerly stood along the slope of the hill have 
been removed, and by the liberality of a generous citizen of Baltimore 
the original slope and contour of the hill has been restored. The line 
of the first graves on the summit of the hill is within the limits of the 
present traveled road. 

The Commission recommends that sufficient land be acquired upon 
the hill to permit the discontinuance of the present highway and the 



Report of the Pilgrim Tercentenary Commission 5 1 

location of a new highway, westerly of the present line, so that it 
would be possible to provide a suitable protection and marking, simple 
and appropriate, of that early line of graves. This will require the 
removal of a few buildings upon the top of the hill and will leave there 
an open space. On this hill the Commission recommends the erection 
of a permanent memorial hall, which shall not only perpetuate the 
memory of the Pilgrims but shall also fitly recognize the fact that here 
was established the first town government and was laid the foundation 
of free, democratic institutions in America. Such a hall would serve 
as a meeting place for the various societies throughout the country 
who may desire to avail themselves of the opportunities which the 
celebration here recommended may afford, of holding their meetings 
in Plymouth. Such a hall is necessary in order to provide a suitable 
place for the commemoration exercises on the 300th anniversary of 
the Landing in December, and this permanent memorial will properly 
recognize the importance of the event and the widespread interest in 
its proper commemoration. 

3d. The Commission recommends the restoration of the slope of 
Burial Hill to its original condition, by the removal of the houses 
along School and South Russell Streets. When this is done, a low- 
retaining wall erected, and the slopes properly graded of that Hill 
which attracts so deeply the visitor to Plymouth, the work of the 
preservation of those localities most intimately associated with the 
memory of the early settlers at Plymouth will be practically completed. 

The work suggested in the foregoing recommendations will not 
involve an expense out of proportion to the result sought, and will 
not require the removal of any buildings of historic interest or impor- 
tance. When completed it will restore the conditions and appearance 
of an earlier day and will meet, in the opinion of the Commission, 
the general approval of all interested in the permanent preservation 
of these historic localities. 

It is estimated that each year a hundred thousand persons visit 
Plymouth, attracted by its historic interest. With additional facilities 
of communication, it is probable that the number of visitors will largely 
increase each year. The permanent improvement and preservation of 
the historic localities herein recommended is the first step to be taken 
in the general plan for this celebration. The localities named are the 
first to which the interested visitor to Plymouth will turn, and the im- 
provements herein suggested are, in the opinion of the Commission, 
not only eminently desirable but necessary for the proper celebration 
of the event to be commemorated. 

In addition to these recommendations for the permanent marking 
of historic places, the Commission further recommend that during the 
summer of 1920 the Landing at Plymouth shall be commemorated by 
the holding of an historic pageant of such a nature and magnitude 
as will not only preserve the story of the Landing of the Pilgrims 
and the historic settlement at Plymouth, which is well adapted to a 




52 Report of the Pilgrim Tercentenary Commission 

picturesque reproduction, but will also typify and illustrate the steps, 
not merely of New England's advancement from the small beginnings 
at Plymouth, but also the progress of the nation as well. 

It is believed that such a celebration on the shores of Plymouth 
Bay will not only serve to impress the thousands of visitors who may 
gather there during the summer months with the true significance and 
importance of the event, but that it may be so reproduced in some form 
of moving pictures which may long be used to illustrate the history 
of the country in the public schools of the country and teach the 
story of the country's history and development in a more instructive 
and inspiring way than is possible by books alone; that under some 
such form of celebration the past may seem to live again and the 
lessons of the Pilgrims' lives and labors be deeply impressed not only 
upon the present but upon the future generations. 

The Commission desire to note that of all the forms of celebration 
suggested, this form of an historic pageant has received the most 
general endorsement. 

The Commission has carefully noted that with almost entire 
unanimity the suggestions brought to its attention have presented 
definite and decided objections to the holding in 1920 of a celebration 
in the nature of a world's fair or world's exposition, merely or prin- 
cipally commercial and industrial in its character, such as those of 
recent years in other parts of the country. Such a form of celebration 
in the opinion of the Commission would be quite unsuited to com- 
memorate the lives or the service of the Pilgrim company. The Com- 
mission, however, agrees with many others whose suggestions have 
been received that some form of an international exposition should 
be held in 1920 which would bring together and especially emphasize 
the great achievements in science, education, religion, philosophy, 
music and all the other arts of the past 300 years. 

The Commission recommends that the Commonwealth, in conjunc- 
tion with the other New England States and the nation, should em- 
phasize the importance of the Arts by offering adequate prizes for 
original works, dealing especially with the Colonial period, in the 
several fields of artistic creation. These should include drama, opera, 
epic poetry, orchestral music, painting, sculpture and architecture. 
The poetic, dramatic and musical compositions that are awarded prizes 
should be guaranteed public performances, the pictures and sculpture 
become the property of the State and be given fitting and permanent 
places in public buildings, while the architectural designs should be 
carried out in connection with the proposed Plymouth improvements 
or wherever permanent structural memorials may be established. 

Without expert assistance in the many difficult problems necessarily 
involved, the Commission is unable to determine definitely upon the 
plan, scope, or place of an international exposition, but is of opinion 
that so much of the plan for the celebration herewith submitted as 
relates to the permanent improvement of the historic localities in 



Report of the Pilgrim Terce?itenary Commission 53 

Plymouth and the historic pageant upon its shore should be under- 
taken at once. 

With these recommendations as to the plan of the celebration, the 
Commission concludes its report with the definite recommendation 
that the Governor be authorized to appoint an unpaid commission as 
a permanent commission on the Pilgrim Tercentenary celebration, 
and that an initial appropriation of $50,000 be made for the expenses 
of such commission, and to enable it to employ the services of such 
permanent officers and experts as in its opinion are necessary to 
perfect the plan for the celebration upon the general lines suggested 
by this Commission, all expenditures to be subject to the approval of 
the Governor and council, and that said commission be directed to 
report upon the plan, scope and place of such international exposition 
as has been herein suggested. Such Commission should have the nec- 
essary authority, not only to employ the expert assistance for the 
preparation of detailed plans and estimates of cost to carry out the 
recommendations herein submitted, but should at the same time be 
authorized to invite the cooperation of the government of the United 
States, the legislature of the several states, foreign governments, 
societies and individuals, to secure the permanent memorials and the 
proposed celebration herein suggested. 

Numerous suggestions have been presented to this Commission as 
to the plan and scope which said exposition of arts and sciences shall 
take, which will be submitted to the permanent commission for its 
consideration and action. Among others which have particularly 
interested this Commission we call attention to the plan submitted by 
Ralph Adams Cram, architect, as containing suggestions of special 
value. 

The Commission desires to express its appreciation of the courtesy 
of the Bostonian Society in granting to the Commission the use of a 
room in the Old State House for its meetings, and also to recognize 
the useful services, voluntarily rendered, of its secretary, Mr. William 
Carroll Hill. 

George von L. Meyer 
Ralph Adams Cram 
Albert E. Dunning 
James Logan 
Arthur Lord 
Denis A. McCarthy 
Sherman L. Whipple 
Boston, March 2J, 1916. 



54 Report of the Pilgrim Tercentenary Commission 

[Governor McCall's Message] 

29th March, 19 16. 
To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives : 

I am informed that the Pilgrim Tercentenary Commission has 
submitted to your Honorable bodies a report of its doings under 
Chapter 20 of the Resolves of 1915. This Commission, composed of 
public-spirited citizens of the Commonwealth, has at its own expense 
made very careful and intelligent study o'f the subject referred to it 
and its conclusions are entitled to great weight in considering any 
legislation that may be undertaken. Without attempting to repeat its 
various recommendations, I desire to emphasize and somewhat amplify 
that feature of its report which relates to the holding of a world's fair 
or exposition. 

Massachusetts has in her keeping a very great tradition and a 
correspondingly great responsibility goes with it. The Plymouth Land- 
ing with the principles that animated it may better than any other 
stand for the beginning, upon this continent, of institutions dedicated 
to civil and religious liberty and as the germinal colonization out of 
which the nation was to spring. It devolves upon us to take the lead 
in such a commemoration of a great historic event as shall do it justice 
and at the same time shall give to the world the opportunity which it 
is ours to give. 

The immediate moment may not seem propitious for considering 
the holding of an international exposition, with the enormous disturb- 
ance now seen in the relations of the nations to each other and when 
the tides of war are threatening to engulf the civilization of Europe. 
But it will require no extreme exercise of faith to believe that long 
before the time of this anniversary the nations fighting each other will 
be glutted with war, and in close contrast with its brutal savagery 
peace will seem fairer and more beautiful than before. If that is true, 
the anniversary of the landing of the Pilgrims will have a dramatic 
fitness and the commemoration of an event of transcendent importance 
in the establishment of free political institutions and in the develop- 
ment of nations will afford a signal opportunity for the peoples of the 
world to celebrate the return of peace and to associate together in 
friendly rivalry in its arts. After the appalling catastrophe we are 
now witnessing and the reaction against war which will inevitably 
spring up in the minds of men at its close, so signal a commingling 
of the nations would give emphasis to the return of peace and might 
well lead to some effective limitation upon those causes which are 
likely to disturb the peace of the world. 

The event and the times in which we live will conduce to make 
possible an international fair of the highest character. Without 
attempting to reproduce those features of such expositions as have been 
made somewhat commonplace by repetition, we should be able to have 
a fair which in its educational aspects, in the fine arts, in the higher 



The Mayflower Genealogies 55 

forms of industry, in the reproduction of the civilizations of the differ- 
ent periods of the world's history and in the portrayal of the civiliza- 
tions of the different nations today would easily stand without a rival. 
We should extend invitations to the states to join with us in the expo- 
sition, and in order to give it a due international character should 
request the national government to invite foreign governments to 
participate. 

I recommend legislation which shall establish an unpaid commission 
to be appointed by the Governor by and with the advice and consent 
of the Council, which shall be authorized to employ such permanent 
officers and experts as in its opinion will be necessary to perfect the 
plan for an exposition, to consider the place where and the time when 
it should be held, and to make report upon the same to the Legislature 
on the first Wednesday of next January. Such commission should also 
have the authority to employ expert assistance for the preparation of 
detailed plans and estimates of cost and of a comprehensive scheme 
by which the exposition might best be financed, and to this end I recom- 
mend that an appropriation of fifty thousand dollars be made to be 
expended by the Commission, all expenditures to be submitted for the 
approval of the Governor and the Council. If it shall be determined 
to hold an exposition the said Commission should be empowered to 
take charge of it and to have the direction of its affairs as the repre- 
sentative of the Commonwealth. 

Samuel W. McCall 



THE MAYFLOWER GENEALOGIES 

A PRELIMINARY OUTLINE OF THE 
FIRST THREE GENERATIONS 

By George Ernest Bowman 

( Continued from Page 42) 

As this outline is for reference purposes, as explained in the first 
article of this series, no dates are given; and the children are ar- 
ranged alphabetically under their parents, with the grandchildren in 
alphabetical order under their respective parents. If the marriage of 
a child or grandchild is noted, the descent of the husband or wife is 
not given unless it was from a Mayflower Passenger. 

A preliminary outline of the first three generations of the Elder 
William Brewster family is here given. 



56 The Mayflower Genealogies 

Elder William 1 Brewster's Children and Grandchildren 

William 1 Brewster, the Mayflower Passenger, married Mary , 

who came in The Mayflower, with her husband. 

Children of William 1 and Mary Brewster 

2 Brewster (William 1 ), name and sex unknown; died at 

Leyden, Holland. 

Fear Brewster (William 1 ), married Isaac 1 Allerton, a May- 
flower Passenger. His second wife. 

Jonathan 2 Brewster (Williafn 1 ) , apparently had a wife and child 
at Leyden, Holland ; but even the baptismal name of the 
wife is unknown, and both died before 1620. He mar- 
ried, at Plymouth, Lucretia Oldham. 

Children of Jonathan 2 and Lucretia Brewster 

Benjamin 8 Brewster, married Ann Darte. 

Elizabeth 3 Brewster, married, 1st, Peter Bradley; married, 2d, 

Christopher Christophers. 
Grace* Brewster, married Daniel Wetherell. 
Hannah 55 Brewster, married Samuel Starr. 
Jonathan' Brewster. 

Mary 3 Brewster, married John Turner, Sr. 
Ruth 3 Brewster, married, 1st, John Pickett; married, 2d, Charles 

Hill. 
William 3 Brewster, married Mary Peame. 

Love 2 Brewster (William 1 ), a Mayflower Passenger with his 
parents, married Sarah Collier. 

Children of Love' and Sarah Brewster 

Nathaniel 8 Brewster, married Sarah . 

Sarah 8 Brewster, married Benjamin Bartlett 3 (Mary 1 Warren, 

Richard 1 ). His second wife. 
William 3 Brewster, married Lydia Partridge. 
Wrestling 8 Brewster, married Mary . 

Patience 2 Brewster (William 1 ), married Thomas Prence. His 
first wife. 

Children of Thomas and Patience Prence 

Hannah Prence 8 , married, 1st, Nathaniel Mayo; married, 2d, 

Jonathan Sparrow. 
Mercy Prence 3 , married John Freeman. 
Rebecca Prence 8 , married Edmund Freeman. 
Thomas Prence 3 , married . 

Wrestling 2 Brewster (William 1 ), a Mayflower Passenger with 
his parents ; died a young man, and unmarried. 



Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society 



57 



OFFICIAL NOTICES OF THE MASSACHUSETTS 
SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

The Twentieth Annual Meeting 

The Twentieth Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Society of 
Mayflower Descendants was held at the Society's Rooms, No. 53 
Mt. Vernon Street, Boston, Mass., on Tuesday afternoon, 28 March, 
1916, at three o'clock. 

More than fifty members were present, an unusually large number, 
in view of the fact that this was the annual business meeting, for 
members only. 

The Twentieth Annual Report of the Secretary will be printed in 
our May issue, in connection with an account of the celebration of the 
Twentieth Anniversary of the Massachusetts Society. 

A proposed amendment to the By-Laws, which has been approved 
by the Board of Assistants, was given its formal first reading. Final 
action will be taken at the next business meeting. 

Refreshments were served, as usual, by the Committee on At Home 
Days, at the conclusion of the business meeting. 

Officers for the ensuing year were unanimously elected, as follows : 



Governor, 

Deputy Governor, 

Secretary, 

Treasurer, 

Historian, 

Captain, 

Elder, 

Surgeon, 

Assistants, 



Rev. Frederick B. Allen 
Arthur Perry 
George Ernest Bowman 
Alvin P. Tohnson 
Fred T. Field 
William B. H. Dowse 
Rev. Ernest M. Paddock 
Edwin A. Daniels, M.D. 
Miss Mary F. Edson 
G. Andrews Moriarty, Jr. 
Mrs. Gordon Prince 
Mrs. Robert S. Russell 
Rev. Rufus B. Tobey 
Arthur C. Walworth 
Mrs. Leslie C. Wead 



Twentieth Anniversary, 4 April, 1916 

The Twentieth Anniversary of the Massachusetts Society of 
Mayflower Descendants, which was organized in Boston, on 28 March, 
1896, will be celebrated on Tuesday evening, 4 April, 1916, at the 
Hotel Somerset. Boston. 



58 Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society 

There will be a reception at eight o'clock, and the formal exercises 
will begin at half-past eight. 

The guests of the evening will be : 

His Excellency, Samuel W. McCall, Governor of the 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
Mrs. Samuel W. McCall 
Hon. Samuel J. Elder 
Rev. Albert E. Dunning, D.D. 
Hon. Sherman L. Whipple 
Prof. Wilfred H. Munro 

Refreshments will be served at the close of the exercises. 

Members' Tickets 

Non-transferable Members' Tickets, for personal use only, may 
be obtained at the Society's Rooms, or will be mailed on application to 
the Secretary. There will be no charge for Members' Tickets. 

Guests' Tickets 

Members may purchase any desired number of tickets for guests, 
at seventy-five cents each. 

Lew C. Hill 
Rev. Frederick B. Allen 
W T illiam B. H. Dowse 
Charles S. Cook 
Edwin A. Daniels, M.D. 

Committee on Twentieth Anniversary 

A copy of the foregoing notice about the celebration of the 
Twentieth Anniversary was mailed to every member of the Society 
on 28 March, 1916. 

Donations to the Library and Cabinet 

From Mrs. John F. Eliot: Bradford's History "Of Plimoth Plan- 
tation." 

From the Commonwealth of Massachusetts : Vital Records of the 
City of Cambridge (Vol. II), and of the Towns of Boxborough, 
Burlington, Salisbury, and Westford. 

From Mr. George O. Stimpson: "Genealogy of the Stimpson 
Family of Charlestown, Mass." 

From Mrs. Ashbel Welch: Two Photographs of a Letter written 
by Joseph Phinney of Middleborough, Mass., in 1778. 

From Miss Emily A. Ransom and Mrs. Fannie E. Long, executrices 
of the will of Mrs. Annie Humphrey (Trowbridge) Ward, Mrs. Ward's 
gold insignia of the Society of Mayflower Descendants. 



Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society 59 



Capt. Charles L. Watrous died in Des Moines, Iowa, 9 February, 1916. 
He was elected a member of this Society on 24 February, 191 5, 
and was a descendant of James Chilton, Francis Cooke and 
Stephen Hopkins. His membership number was 1339. 

Mr. S. Lorin Keith died in Bridgewater, Mass., 5 March, 1916. He 
was one of the incorporators of the Society, his membership 
number being 9. He was descended from John Alden. 

Mrs. S. Allen Engles died in Chelsea, Mass., 5 March, 1916. She was 
elected a member of this Society on 30 November, 1896, as a 
descendant of Stephen Hopkins. Her membership number 
was 106. 

Miss Harriet S. Ames died in Swampscott, Mass., 26 March, 1916. 
She became a member of this Society on 15 June, 1896, her mem- 
bership number being 46. She was a descendant of Francis Cooke 
and Edward Dotv. 



Members Elected 
March 22, 19 16. 
No. 1406. Miss Amy Madelene Hughes, Boston, Mass., ninth from 

Richard Warren. 
No. 1407. Mrs. George Brown Waterman, Williamstown, Mass., 

ninth from William Bradford. 



Supplemental Lines Accepted 

March, iqi6. 

No. 122 1. Mrs. Frank Edmands, eighth from William 1 Brewster, 

seventh from Love 2 Brewster. 
No. 1351. Mrs. Will B. Howe, ninth from Thomas 1 Rogers, eighth 

from Joseph 2 Rogers. 
No. 1375. Mrs. Charles B. Hall, ninth from Isaac 1 Allerton, eighth 

from Mary 2 Allerton. 
No. 1376. Edward H. Kittredge, tenth from Isaac 1 Allerton, ninth 

from Mary 2 Allerton. 
No. 1404. Henry A. Waterman, ninth from Thomas 1 Rogers, eighth 

from Joseph 2 Rogers. 

Supplemental Lines Should Be Filed 

Many members have more than one line of Mayflower Descent 
which should be filed with the Society, so that their own records 
may be complete in "The Mayflower Genealogies," on which the 
Editor has been at work since the organization of the Society, in 
1896. 



60 "Good Newes from New England" 

The By-Laws require an additional fee of two dollars ($2.00) for 
each supplemental line filed. 

The Editor will be glad to assist members who desire to file addi- 
tional lines with the Society. 

Attest: George Ernest Bowman, 
1 April, 191 6. Secretary. 



"GOOD NEWES FROM NEW ENGLAND" 

(Continued from page 46) 

Long before this time wee promised the people of Massachuset 
in the beginning of March to come unto them, and trade for their 
Furres, which being then come, we began to make preparation for 
that voyage. In the meantime, an Indian called Hobbamock, who still 
lived in the Towne, told us, that hee feared the Massachusets or 
Massachuscucks (for they so called the people of that place) were 
joyned in confederacy with the Nanohigganneucks, or people of 
Nanohigganset, and that they therefore would take this opportunitie 
to cut off Captaine Standish and his company abroad: but howso- 
ever in the meane time, it was to be feared that the Nanohigga- 
neuks would assault the Towne at home, giving many reasons for 
his jealousie, as also that Tisquantum was in the confederacie, who 
we should find would use many perswasions to draw us from our 
shallops to the Indians houses for their better advantage. To con- 
firme this his jealousie he told us of many secret passages that passed 
betweene him and others, having their meetings ordinarily abroad in 
the woods: but if at home howsoever he was excluded from their 
secrecie, saying it was the manner of the Indians when they meant 
plainly to deal openly: but in this his practise there was no shew of 
honestie. 

Hereupon the Governour, together with his Assistant and Cap- 
taine Standish, called together such, as by them were thought most 
meet for advice in so weightie a businesse, who after consideration 
hereof came to this resolution; That as hitherto upon all occasions 
betweene them and us, we had ever manifested undanted courage 
and resolution, [p. 6] lution, so it would not now stand with our 
safetie to mew up our selves in our new-enclosed towne, partly be- 
cause our Store was almost emptie, and therefore must seeke out for 
our daily food, without which we could not long subsist; but espe- 
cially for that thereby they would see us dismaied, & be encouraged 
to prosecute their malicious purposes; with more eagernesse than 
ever they intended : whereas on the contrary, by the blessing of God, 
our fearelesse carriage might be a meanes to discourage and weaken 
their proceedings. And therefore thought best to proceed in our 



"Good Newes from New E?igland" 61 

trading voyage, making this use of that wee heard, to goe the better 
provided, and use the more carefulnesse both at home and abroad, 
leaving the event to the disposing of the Almightie, whose provi- 
dence as it had hitherto beene over us for good, so we had now no 
cause (save our sinnes) to dispaire of his mercie in our preservation 
and continuance, where wee desired rather to bee instruments of 
good to the Heathens about us, than to give them the least measure 
of just offence. 

All things being now in readinesse, the forenamed Captaine with 
ten men, accompanied with Tisquantum and Hobbamock, set for- 
wards for the Massachusets: but wee had no sooner turned the point 
of the harbour called the Gurnets nose (where being becalmed wee 
let fall our grapnell, to set things to rights, and prepare to row) 
but there came an Indian of Tisquantums family, running to cer- 
taine of our people that were from home with all eagernesse, having 
his face wounded, and the bloud still fresh on the same, calling to 
them to repaire home, oft looking behinde him, as if some others 
had him in chase, saying that at Namaschet (a towne some fifteene 
miles from us) there were many of the Nanohiggansets, Massas- 
sowat our supposed friend, and Coubatant our feared enemie, with 
many others, with a resolution to take advantage on the present 
opportunitie, to assault the towne in the Captaines absence, affirm- 
ing that he received the wound in his face for speaking [p. 7] 
speaking in our behalfe, and by fleight escaped, looking oft back- 
ward, as if he suspected them to be at hand. This he affirmed againe 
to the Governour, whereupon he gave command that three peece 
of Ordnance should bee made ready and discharged, to the end that 
if we were not out of hearing, we might returne thereat. Which we 
no sooner heard, but wee repaired homeward with all convenient 
speed, arming our selves, and making all in readinesse to fight. When 
wee entred the harbour, we saw the Towne likewise on their guard, 
whither we hasted with all convenient speed. The newes being made 
knowne unto us, Hobbamock said flatly that it was false, assuring us 
of Massassowats f aithf ulnesse ; howsoever he presumed he would 
never have undertaken any such act without his privitie, himselfe 
being a Pinse, that is, one of his chiefest champions or men of 
valour, it being the manner amongst them not to undertake such 
enterprises without the advice and furtherance of men of that ranke. 
To this the Governour answered, hee should be sorry that any just 
and necessarie occasions of warre should arise betweene him and 
any the Savages, but especially Massassowat, not that hee feared 
him more than the rest, but because his love more exceeded towards 
him than any. Whereunto Hobbamock replyed: There was no cause 
wherefore hee should distrust him, and therefore should doe well to 
continue his affections. 

But to the end thing? might be made more manifest, the Gov- 
ernour caused Hobbamock to send his wife with all privacie to 



62 "Good Newes from New England" 

Puckanokick the chiefe place of Massassowats residence, (pretend- 
ing other occasions) there to informe herself e, and so us, of the right 
state of things. When shee came thither, and saw all things quiet, 
and that no such matter was or had beene intended, told Massas- 
sowat what had hapned at Plimoth, (by them called Patuxet) which 
when hee understood, he was [p. 8] was much offended at the cariage 
of Tisquantum, returning many thanks to the Governour for his good 
thoughts of him; and assuring him that according to their first 
Articles of peace, he would send word and give warning when any 
such businesse was towards. 

Thus by degrees wee began to discover Tisquantum, whose ends 
were onely to make himselfe great in the eyes of this Country-men, 
by meanes of his neerenesse and favour with us, not caring who fell 
so hee stood. In the generall, his course was to perswade them hee 
could lead us to peace or warre at his pleasure, and would oft 
threaten the Indians, sending them word in a private manner, wee 
were intended shortly to kill them, that thereby hee might get gifts 
to himselfe to worke their peace, insomuch as they had him in 
greater esteeme than many of their Sachims; yea they themselves 
sought to him, who promised them peace in respect of us; yea and 
protection also, so as they would resort to him. So that whereas 
divers were wont to relie on Massassowat for protection, and resort 
to his abode, now they began to leave him, and seeke after Tis- 
quantum. Now though hee could not make good these his large 
promises, especially because of the continued peace betweene 
Massassowat and us, he therefore raised this false alarum, hoping 
whilest things were hot in the heat of bloud, to provoke us to march 
into his Country against him, whereby he hoped to kindle such a 
flame as would not easily be quenched, and hoping if that blocke 
were once removed, there were no other betweene him and honour; 
which he loved as his life, and preferred before his peace. For 
these and the like abuses, the Governour sharply reproved him, yet 
was hee so necessarie and profitable an instrument, as at that time 
wee could not misse him. But when wee understood his dealings, we 
certified all the Indians of our ignorance and innocencie therein, 
assuring them [p. 9] them till they begun with us, they should have 
no cause to feare. And if any hereafter should raise any such 
reports, they should punish them as liers and seekers of their and 
our disturbance, which gave the Indians good satisfaction on all 
sides. 

After this wee proceeded in our. voyage to the Massachusets, 
where wee had good store of Trade, and (blessed be God) returned 
in safety, though driven from before our Towne in great danger and 
extremitie of weather. 

( Te be continued) 



Applicatio?is for Membership 63 

MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS OF THE 

MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF 

MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

Eligibility 

Every living descendant of a Mayflower Passenger, as far as 
known, is descended from one of the twenty-two Passengers named 
in the following list, and applications for membership must show 
descent from one of these men. 

John Alden Edward Doty Henry Samson 

Isaac Allerton Francis Eaton George Soule 

John Billington Edward Fuller Myles Standish 

William Bradford Dr. Samuel Fuller Richard Warren 

William Brewster Stephen Hopkins William White 

Peter Brown John Howland Edward Winslow 

James Chilton Degory Priest 

Francis Cooke Thomas Rogers 

Applications for Membership 

Applicants, of either sex, must be at least eighteen years of age. 

Preliminary Application blanks, which may be obtained from the 
Secretary, must be endorsed by two members of the Society. 

The sum of ten dollars ($10.00), to cover the Entrance Fee and 
the Annual Dues for the current ^fiscal year, must accompany the 
Preliminary Application, when it is filed with the Secretary. 

After the Preliminary Application has been approved by the 
Membership Committee, the Pedigree Blanks are sent to the appli- 
cant, to be filled out in duplicate and returned to the Secretary within 
six months. After the line of descent is approved by the Historian, 
the application is voted upon by the Board of Assistants. 

Entrance Fee — Annual Dues — Life Membership 

The Entrance Fee is five dollars. 

The Annual Dues of members elected after 28 March, 1912, are 
five dollars, payable when the application is filed, and on the first day 
of each succeeding March; and all such members, after they have 
paid their dues for the current fiscal year, receive, without additional 
charge, the Society's two magazines, "The Mayflower Descendant," 
which is issued quarterly, and "Pilgrim Notes and Queries," which 
is issued eight months in the year, omitting June to September. 

Members elected in December, January and February are not 
required to pay annual dues again on the first day of March. 

The Life Membership Fee is one hundred dollars. Life Members 
receive both of the Society's magazines free. 

Address: George Ernest Bowman, Secretary, 

53 Mt. Vernon St., Boston, Mass. 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

Committee on Publication 

Lew C. Hill Alvin P. Johnson 

Arthur Perry Frederick Foster 

George Ernest Bowman, Editor 



CONTENTS -APRIL, J916 
I. The Pilgrim Tercentenary Commission's Report to 

the General Court of Massachusetts . . . Page 49 
II. The Mayflower Genealogies. A Preliminary Outline 
of the First Three Generations: Elder William 1 
Brewster's Children and Grandchildren . . 55 

III. Official Notices of the Massachusetts Society of 

Mayflower Descendants 57 

IV. "Good Newes from New England" (Continued) . 60 
V. Membership Requirements of the Massachusetts 

Society of Mayflower Descendants ... 63 



"Pilgrim Notes and Queries" is issued monthly (except June, 
July, August and September) by the Massachusetts Society of May- 
flower Descendants, and is sent free to all members of that Society. 



Subscription rates to all who are not members of the Massachu- 
setts Society of Mayflower Descendants: 

"Pilgrim Notes and Queries," $1.00 per year, strictly in advance. 

Single copies of current issues, 15 cents each. 
"The Mayflower Descendant," $3.00 per year, strictly in advance. 

Single copies of current issues, 75 cents each. 

Special Offer for 1916 

"Pilgrim Notes and Queries," Vol. IV (1916) j sent to one address 

and !• for $3.50, if paid 

"The Mayflower Descendant," Vol. XVIII (1916)] strictly in advance 

Remittances must be payable to "Massachusetts Society of May- 
flower Descendants" and should be mailed to the Editor, at the 
Society's Rooms, 53 Mt. Vernon St., Boston, Mass. 

Entered at the Boston, Mass., post office as second class mail matter. 




1620 mmms 1920 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES 

GEORGE ERNEST BOVMAN, Editor 

Published by the 

Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants 
53 Mount Vernon Street, Boston 

VoL IV MAY, m6 No. 5 

"GOOD NEWS FROM NEW ENGLAND" 

{Continued from page 62) 

At our returne, wee found Massassowat at the Plantation, who 
made his seeming just Apologie for all former matters of accusation, 
being much offended and inraged against Tisquantum, whom the 
Governour pacified as much as hee could for the present. But not 
long after his departure, hee sent a messenger to the Governour, 
intreating him to give way to the death of Tisquantam, who had so 
much abused him. But the Governour answered; Although hee had 
deserved to die both in respect of him and us ; yet for our sakes hee 
desired hee would spare him, and the rather because without him hee 
knew not well how to understand himselfe, or any other the Indians. 
With this answer the messenger returned, but came againe not 
long after, accompanied with divers others, demanding him from 
Massassowat their Master, as being one of his subjects, whom by our 
first Articles of peace wee could not retaine: yet because hee would 
not willingly doe it without the Governours approbation, offered him 
many Bevers skins for his consent thereto, saying, that according to 
their manner, their Sachim had sent his owne knife, and them there- 
with, to cut off his head and hands, and bring them to him. To which 
the Governour answered; It was not the manner of the English to 
sell mens lives at a price, but when [p. 10] when they had deserved 
justlv to die, to give them their reward, and therefore refused their 

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Beavers as a gift: but sent for Tisquantum, who though hee knew 
their